The Leiden Statement

On January 26 1954, astronomers from six European countries gathered in the stately Senate Room of Leiden University for a discussion of the recently suggested joint European Observatory. Under the chairmanship of Bertil Lindblad of Saltsjöbaden they formulated and duly signed the statement reproduced here, meant to strengthen their efforts for government support in the respective countries. This was subsequently named the Leiden Statement.

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Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
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