As a non-profit membership organization, international in scope, the ASP’s mission is to increase the understanding and appreciation of astronomy — through the engagement of our many constituencies — to advance science and science literacy. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about us, to check out our resources and education section for the researcher, the educator, and the backyard enthusiast, to get involved by becoming an ASP member and to consider supporting our work for the benefit of a science literate world!
We all share the same sky, and Astronomers Without Borders brings the world together to share our passion of astronomy and the wonders of the Universe.
Observing projects bring people together to share their activities with each other.
Support projects allow those in developed countries to share with others, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
Online programs bring everyone together live for remote observing.
And in the process of looking outward together, we learn about each other and create lasting bonds, regardless of country or culture.
It is this bond between people that Astronomers Without Borders hopes to foster. A brief message or the gift of a small telescope can grow into lasting bonds, goodwill and friendships that reach around the world. Understanding replaces ignorance and suspicion. Media images are superceded by the faces of real people. Relationships, support and personal connections supplant stereotypes.