Support Us

The ESO Supernova is your facility! It is a non-profit centre dedicated to education and has free access for anyone. This however means that we appreciate support for the operations. The ESO Supernova is looking for funding to cover costs for production equipment, and to cover part of the operating expenses.

ESO invites you to be part of the significant impression that ESO Supernova will make on the hearts and minds of visitors, who will come from the local community, Germany, Europe and worldwide. By joining us, you can play a major role in the promotion of science and technology and in inspiring future generations to continue breaking scientific and technological frontiers.

Donate here: Check the benefits and the list of current donors in the table below.

Your contributions will be put to use immediately and are essential to our efforts to inspire children, engage adult learners, and provide resources for educators every year. 100% of your contribution is guaranteed to be spent on education and outreach.

ESO enjoys a special status in Germany as an organisation of public interest and is registered as an ED Certified organisation. Donations to the ESO Supernova are therefore tax deductible in Germany and elsewhere. 

ESO offers eleven different baselines for partnerships, from donations and sponsorships to in-kind contributions. To simplify matters, the partnership levels are split into the following categories (customised solutions are naturally also possible):


Visibility in Numbers

Visitor capacity: 150 000 per year
The ESO website: Four million visits per year.
ESO's Facebook page: 240 000+ friends.
ESO's Twitter account: 49 000+ followers.
The Messenger: Quarterly journal with a print run of 3600 copies per issue.
ESO's electronic newsletters: 40 000+ subscribers, distributed in 30+ languages.
ESOcast: The ESOcast is in the Top-40 Science podcasts in iTunes.
Typical print run for flyers: 100 000 copies.


If you are interested in becoming our partner please contact us.

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For more details, we invite you to consult our brochure in English or in German.