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Astronomers Without Borders Cosmic Diary

Astronomers Without Borders is people meeting among the stars. It is only natural to do so. After all, we all share the same sky. The star-filled sky fascinates us all. People have gazed upward at it in wonder and awe for thousands of years. Regardless of earthly differences in culture, nationality or religion, the night sky is a common meeting ground for all of Earth's inhabitants. The boundaries we place between us vanish when we look skyward. Whoever, whatever or wherever we are, we all share the same sky.

Contact: Mike Simmons

Cosmic Diary will allow you to see what it is like to be an astronomer. Our astronomers will blog in text and include images about their, current work, life and hobbies. They will also include information relating to their latest research projects and the challenges they face.

Contact: Mariana Barrosa

ESO logo Sidewalk Astronomers Logo

ESO, the European Southern Observatory is the European Organisation for Astronomcial Research in the Southern Hemisphere. It builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telesocpes. Created in 1962, ESO provides state of the art research facilities to European astronomers and astrophysicists and is supported by Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Franch, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1968 by John Dobson, The Sidewalk Astronomers group (SWA) now has many members around the world. The primary goal of organisation is to give people a chance to observe celestial objects through good-sized telescopes and to provide information concerning all areas of Astronomy. SWA groups set up telescopes in busy places where people are likely to be passing by in order to share the wonders of the night sky to all those interested.

Conact: Donna Smith