TIMETOJOIN is a volunteer-driven campaign to encourage the Irish Government to join the ESO. The ESO has been in existence since 1962, and it is one of the largest centres of advanced astronomy in the world. Member states have unparalleled access to its array of telescopes across the globe. As the cost of joining is based on GDP, and as Ireland’s GDP is rising rapidly, Ireland’s cost of entry is about to increase. We have a small window of opportunity.

Ireland’s excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), access to research, and our chance to search the cosmos depends on joining.
The time to join ESO is now.