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

Richard de Grijs

Macquarie University

Australia

James O'Connor

University of Southern Queensland

Australia

Jolien Malfait

KU Leuven

Belgium

Samuel Leveque

European Southern Observatory

Germany

Álvaro Almeida

European Southern Observatory

Germany

Laurent Pagani

Observatoire de Paris & CNRS

France

Naomi Robertson

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Imogen Whittam

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Jocelyn Ware

Australian National University

Australia

Stephen Marsden

University of Southern Queensland

Australia

William Chantereau

Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg

France

Megha Sharma

Monash University

India

Yuxiang Qin

The University of Melbourne

Australia

Joshua Hopgood

ESO

Germany

Teagan Clarke

monash university

Australia

Helgi Hrodmarsson

Leiden Observatory

Iceland

John Lattanzio

Monash University

Australia

Yaroslav Yatskiv

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Ukraine

Aglae Kellerer

European Southern Observatory

Germany

Christos Markou

Insitute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, NCSR Demokritos

Greece

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LPCCAEN/ENSICAEN - CNRS/IN2P3

France

Piyush Sharda

Australian National University

Australia

Mark Wieringa

CSIRO

Australia

Andrew Hopkins

AAO Macquarie University

Australia

Jonti Horner

University of Southern Queensland

Australia

Marie Van de Sande

KU Leuven

Belgium

Rasa Muller

Nikhef

Netherlands

Christoph Pfrommer

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Germany

Rebecca Brown

University of Sydney

Australia

Anja Andersen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Tamas Gal

Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics

Germany

Christian Reichardt

The University of Melbourne

Australia

Steve Prabu

ICRAR

Australia

Silke Maes

KU Leuven

Belgium

Simon Campbell

Monash University

Australia

Katie Jameson

CSIRO

Australia

Nic Scott

University of Sydney

Australia

Huib Intema

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Amy Louca

Leiden Observatory

Netherlands

Huib van Langevelde

JIVE

Netherlands

Rosa Coniglione

INFN -LNS

Italy

Ray Norris

western sydney university

Australia

Valentin Christiaens

Monash University

Australia

Philippa Patterson

Macquarie University

Australia

Rebecca McElroy

The University of Sydney

Australia

Aurora Kesseli

Leiden University

Netherlands

Reinhold Willcox

Monash University

Australia

Valeriya Korol

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

Garima Chauhan

University of Western Australia

Australia

Martine Peltzer

European Southern Observatory

Germany

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