Joachim Schultz

Born in 1901, Joachim Schultz showed an interest in astronomy already as a seven year-old when, alone at home, he took his father’s globe and marched around a lamp in the middle of a darkened room in order to understand the movement of the Earth.

Having studied science at a technical college in Stuttgart, he came to Dornach, Switzerland, in 1927 to do research into planetary influences on plant growth. From 1942 until his death on 2nd July 1953 he was editor of the Sternkalender, the annual publication of the mathematics/astronomy department of the Goetheanum at Dornach.