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Astronomy

This research guide will help you get started with your research in astronomy.

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Its membership of about 7,000 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

For more than 100 years, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific ( ASP), a nonprofit astronomy organization headquartered in San Francisco, has inspired professionals, researchers, educators, amateurs, and armchair astronomers to look up and wonder about our place in the universe, and about what the universe can teach and tell us.

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

  IAU Approves 227 Star Names (released 24 Nov. 2016)

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation.