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

Jacob White

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

United States of America

Michelle Willebrands

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

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

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

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

Additional Siguatures

Pedro Viana

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto

Portugal

Giovanni Ceribella

Max-Planck-Institute for Physics

Italy

Jacinta Delhaize

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Claudia Mignone

INAF

Italy

Matthieu Schaller

Leiden University

Netherlands

Jean Damascene Mbarubucyeye

DESY

Germany

Getinet Ayane

Kotebe Metropolitan University

Ethiopia

Monica Seglar-Arroyo

Laboratoire d'Annecy De Physique Des Particules

France

Michele Doro

University of Padova

Italy

Ottavio Fornieri

DESY Zeuthen

Germany

Sean Brennan

University College Dublin

Ireland

Hery Zo randrianandraina

University of Antananarivo

Madagascar

Moumita Aich

UKZN

South Africa

Joseph Bochenek

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Michael Kreter

North West University

South Africa

Umit Kavak

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute/SRON

Netherlands

Gabriella Gilli

Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciência do Espaço

Portugal

Rebecka Svensson

Luleå University of Technology

Sweden

Trevor Foote

Cornell University

United States of America

Domenico della Volpe

Université de Genève

Switzerland

Krista Lynne Smith

Southern Methodist University

United States of America

Martin Slabber

SARAO

South Africa

Dmitry Malyshev

Erlangen Center for Astroparticle Physics

Germany

Eric Perlman

Florida Institute of Technology

United States of America

Annalisa De Cia

University of Geneva

Switzerland

Alexander Wallace

Australian National University

Australia

Raphael Hirschi

Keele University

United Kingdom

Massimo Cappi

INAF

Italy

Oliver Damkjær

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Daniele Spiga

INAF

Italy

Desika Narayanan

University of Florida

United States of America

Atefeh - Mitra Aghababaei

University of Cologne

Germany

Andrea Kotrlová

Silesian University in Opava

Czech Republic

Jaziel Goulart Coelho

Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)

Brazil

Sean Johnson

University of Michigan

United States of America

Benjamin Metha

University of Melbourne

Australia

Anna Wolter

INAF

Italy

Lorenzo Ducci

University of Tuebingen

Germany

Tom Richtler

Universidad de Concepcion

Chile

Koen Kuijken

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Vitor de Souza

University of São Paulo

Brazil

Fabian Leuschner

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany

Vadim Loktev

Bogolyubov Institute for theoretical physics NAS of Ukraine

Ukraine

Tanita Ramburuth-Hurt

University of Geneva

Switzerland

Bertrand Vallage

CEA/DSM/IRFU/DPhP

France

Sergio Monai

INAF-OATS

Italy

Konstancja Satalecka

DESY

Germany

Tasmiya Papiah

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

Thierry Contini

IRAP, Toulouse - France

France

Phil Evans

University of Leicester

United Kingdom

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