Dr. Dr. Susanne M Hoffmann

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ORCiD 0000-0001-5384-7545
Susanne M. Hoffmann, Dr
Postdoctoral Researcher
Professorship of Distributed Information Systems
JenTower, Room 21N04
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

Research Area 

  • Astronomy 

Professional Activities 


  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) 
  • Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG) 
  • Internationale Coronelli Gesellschaft für Globenkunde 
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) 
  • Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und der Technik e. V. (GWMT)


  1. blogging for SpektrumExternal link
  2. since 2017: one public star tour per months in Planetarium Jena
  3. Talk at Haus der Astronomie (Heidelberg), 06.10.2020External link
  4. Historical constellations in Planetarium JenaExternal link: Nov.2020
  5. Vortrag am Haus der Astronomie (Heidelberg), 01.12.2020External link
  6. per month one talk in the planetarium: July 2021 to Sept. 2022
  7. Vortrag bei Faszination Astronomie OnlineExternal link 28.12.2021 
  8. Vortrag bei Faszination Astronomie OnlineExternal link 24.02.2022

Curriculum Vitae 

The term “astronomer” simplifies a rather complicated bunch of graduations and qualifications (e.g. in physics, history of science, education/ journalism, planetarium and observatory technology, project management).

Stays Abroad 

  • guest stay(s) in Israel (2023)
  • participated in DAAD exchange of AgriSem in Egypt (2022)
  • guest stay in Indonesia (2017)
  • worked in Austria, 2015/16
  • guest stays in Russia (2008, 2010, 2012)
  • worked in Mauretania (winter) and Portugal (summer), 2005-2008


  • FSU+Planetarium Jena (since 2017)
  • Excellence Cluster TOPOI (Berlin), 2013-2015
  • Univ. Hildesheim (physics), 2010-2013
  • Univ. Hamburg (history of astronomy)
  • Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam, 2008-2009
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 2005/6
  • Hiwi at photonics & astrophysics Univ. Potsdam (2001-2004)
  • Archenhold-Sternwarte Berlin (1998-2005)


  • studied history of science 2002-2008
  • studied physics 1999-2005
  • several exams (master-level) in astronomy at observatory & planetarium Berlin 1996-1998

Whatever I did, in most cases I was programming and did a lot of teaching - and always with a focus on astronomy.