With their website www.astro.com,
Astrodienst offer one of the largest services of serious astrology and extraordinary
horoscope reports. Conception, design, editorial work as well as the coordination
of translations are accomplished by a small, efficient web team which consists
of five genuine individualists, all of whom have profound knowledge in their
specialist fields as well as being well-versed in astrology.
Dr. Alois Treindl
Head of IT Departement, CEO
Alois Treindl (March 7, 1950), founder and director of Astrodienst AG, graduated
from the ETH Zurich with a doctorate in Physics. Today he is working at advanced
astrological computer projects in order to create intelligent chart interpretation
programs. He is also well known as the author of PLACALC and SWISS
, the planetary calculation routines used by most astrological programmers
in the world. He has twin daughters and lives in Zurich and Paris.
Koch (June 4, 1959), lic.phil., graduated in 1984 from Zurich University
with a master's degree in Philosophy, Sanskrit and Classical Greek.
He started studying astrology and astronomy intensively in 1988,
and programming in 1989. He is a programmer at Astrodienst since
Together with Alois Treindl in 1996-97, he created the Swiss Ephemeris,
which is used worldwide by astrological applications developers.
He has published books and articles on
different topics related to astrology and archaeoastronomy.
Publications (some of which available only in German)
Juri Viktor Stork
Web-Design, Marketing, Executive Director
V. Stork (November 28, 1962) is an astrologer, web designer, musician,
and father of two children.
He has worked at Astrodienst since the Spring of 2000. He is responsible
for the visual design of the website, for marketing and public relations.
Since 2008, he is executive director of Astrodienst.
He is also a practicing astrologer and a "voice coach" in Switzerland.
2009 he has released the CD "Powerchant".
Herold (7th May 1976) joined Astrodienst in November 2007. He studied Information
Technology at Freiburg University (Germany) and now brings new technologies
and ideas into the programming team. After his degree, he worked at a start-up
enterprise which developed innovative software for the aviation industry.
At the beginning of 2007, he decided that it was time for a long journey,
quit his flat and job, and traveled around Australia and India for 6 months.
He has now settled for Astrodienst in Zürich.
Six years ago he discovered his interest in astrology. He likes the mountains,
be it for climbing, walking or snow-boarding. Besides, he loves traveling,
different cultures, the sun, the sea and meditation.
Editorial and conceptual work, translation
Karin Hoffmann (19/05/1969) has worked as a (foreign language) editor
at Astrodienst since October 2001. She coordinates translations of
horoscope reports and the website into its many languages, translates
English-German / German-English herself, and adds to the extension of
the Understanding Astrology section, also by writing articles such as
Astrology and Psychology
Harry Potter - a Hero's Journey
or reviews (The Dark of the Soul
In her spare time, she offers support for people in processes of personal
growth and development, employing different systemic methods as well as
horoscope constellations (a technique comparable to family constellations but
representing chart factors). For more information see her German