Open Letter

To Astronomy Departments, Institutions and Societies:
Adopt Sustanability as a Primary Goal.

We, astronomers, astrophysicists,
and global citizens…

  1. Recognize the urgency of the climate crisis and our impact on it.
  2. We also recognize that we have the power to change our current practices.
  3. We call on astronomical institutions worldwide to set an example for the field in mitigating our contribution to the climate crisis by:
  • Naming sustainability as a primary goal.
  • Putting in place specific sustainable practices to lower carbon emissions.
  • Clearly communicating these changes both to their own members and the general public.

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More than 2859 astronomers from 81 countries

recognize that there is no Planet B!

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Open Letter Team Signatures

Michelle Willebrands

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Jacob White

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

United States of America

Volker Ossenkopf-Okada

Universität zu Köln

Germany

Manisha Shrestha

Liverpool John Moores University

United Kingdom

Adam Stevens

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research / The University of Western Australia

Australia

Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez

Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie

France

Abigail Frost

KU Leuven

Belgium

Tobias Beuchert

European Southern Observatory

Germany

Benjamin Gompertz

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

Abhijeet Borkar

Astronomický Ústav AV ČR

Czech Republic

Victoria Grinberg

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany

Toby Brown

National Research Council

Canada

Violette Impellizzeri

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Leo Burtscher

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Knud Jahnke

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

Germany

Faustine Cantalloube

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille

France

Gina Maffey

The Wildeor Foundation

Netherlands

Adrienne Cool

San Francisco State University

United States of America

Wendy Crumrine

University of Southern California

United States of America

Hannah Dalgleish

University of Namibia

United Kingdom

Sarah Deveny

Texas Tech University

United States of America

Debra Fischer

Yale University

United States of America

Additional Siguatures

Michel Dobrijevic

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux

France

Myriam Latulippe

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Canada

Ting-Yun Cheng

Durham University

United Kingdom

Sebastian Kohl

Hamburg Observatory

Germany

Cedric Lacey

Durham University

United Kingdom

Joel Yam

Universidad de Quintana Rooi

Mexico

David Brown

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

Raúl Mújica

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica

Mexico

Vyoma Muralidhara

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Germany

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Mexico

David Pinte

CUD

France

David Hughes

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica

Mexico

Adrian Jenkins

Durham University

United Kingdom

Sabrina DeSoto

University of Denver

United States of America

Caroline Soubiran

Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Bordeaux

France

paulina troncoso

Universidad Central de Chile

Chile

Carlos Gomez Guijarro

CEA

France

Pascal Démoulin

Paris Observatory

France

Joaquín Armijo

Durham University

United Kingdom

Bill Sherwood

Astronomers in Residence, Killarney Prov. Park,

Canada

Jennifer Scora

University of Toronto

Canada

Quentin Salomé

INAOE

Mexico

Patrick de Laverny

Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lab. Lagrange

France

Caroline Piaulet

Université de Montréal

Canada

Antoine JOLLY

LISA UPEC

France

Yaherlyn Diaz

Universidad de valparaiso

Chile

Géraldine Bourda

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux

France

Dieter Engels

Hamburger Sternwarte

Germany

claire moutou

cnrs

France

Anne Boucher

Université de Montréal

Canada

Anna Niemiec

Durham University

United Kingdom

Edward Younger

Durham University

United Kingdom

Eric Koch

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

United States of America

James Sikora

Bishop's University

Canada

Eric Gerard

Observatoire de Paris (France)

France

Jacob Kegerreis

Durham University

United Kingdom

Myles Mitchell

Durham University

United Kingdom

Amaël Ellien

Anton Pannekoek Instituut

Netherlands

Rajeshwari Dutta

University of Milano-Bicocca

Italy

Behzad Ansarinejad

University of Melbourne

Australia

Emma Lofthouse

University of Milan - Bicocca

Italy

Ian Smail

CEA, Durham University

United Kingdom

Alis Deason

Durham University

United Kingdom

Devin Williams

Saint Mary's University

Canada

Marie-Eve Naud

Université de Montréal

Canada

Katy Hartley

Durham University

United Kingdom

Simon Rozier

Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg

France

Manu Stalport

University of Geneva

Switzerland

Raphaël Mignon-Risse

Université de Paris

France

Michel Piat

Paris University

France

Institutional Endorsements

institutional endorsments

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