Education and public engagement

​The Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) staff and instruments are involved in education at all levels from bachelor to graduate studies at Chalmers, and through organised schools. The regular university courses OSO is involved in are given by our host department Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers. The department offers, together with other departments at Chalmers, two two-years master's programmes related to the activities at OSO:

  • Wireless, photonics and space engineering
  • Physics (includes astronomy; started academic year 2019/2020)
  • (The programme Physics and astronomy has been replaced by Physics. The last Physics and astronomy students started academic year 2018/2019.)

The programmes are open to Swedish and international students, and are taught entirely in English.

Any summer schools etc. for, e.g., PhD students are presented under Events (see link in left column).

More information about education can be found on Chalmers' web:

SALSA-Onsala ("Such A Lovely Small Antenna") are 2.3 m diameter radio telescopes built at Onsala Space Observatory to introduce pupils, students and teachers to the marvels of radio astronomy. More information about SALSA.


For information about public engagement and outreach contact Robert Cumming, communicator at Onsala Space Observatory, robert.cumming@chalmers.se. On Onsala Space Observatory's Swedish website you'll find information in Swedish about guided tours, activities for schools, events and popular science topics


Page manager Published: Thu 10 Feb 2022.