• American Astronomical Society (AAS) AAS, established in 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) AMS promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. AMS members include scientists, educators, meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the fields of weather, water, and climate.
  • Association for Astronomy Education (AAE) AAE is committed to excellence in professional development of teachers and informal educators, as well as to sharing astronomy directly with K-12 students and the general public. Membership consists mainly of educators with strong interests in using astronomy to enrich learning in their classrooms or other settings.
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) AURA is a consortium of US institutions and international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA's mission is to promote excellence in astronomical research.
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) ASP seeks to increase the understanding and appreciation of astronomy to advance science and science literacy. ASP strives to connect scientists, educators, amateur astronomers and the public; share the results of astronomical research; design and deliver professional development; organize a national forum; recognize excellence in astronomy and astronomy education; and communicate the excitement of astronomy and science to the public.
  • European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) EAAE, constituted in 1995, aims to promote a greater interest in the role of astronomy education; to increase the effectiveness of European astronomy education; to be a responsible body able to provide informed and authoritative advice on coordinated European astronomy education; and to encourage the development of resources for teaching of astronomy.
  • European Astronomical Society (EAS) EAS promotes and advances astronomy in Europe. Founded in 1990, the EAS is a society of individual members. All astronomers may join the society, irrespective of their field of research, or their country of work or origin. In addition, corporations, publishers and non-profit organisations can become organisational members of the EAS.
  • Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) Formed in 1974, FAS was conceived as a sort of union of astronomical societies, groups, and individuals, liasing together, where practicable, for their mutual benefit. FAS aims to be a body of societies united in their attempts to help each other find the best ways of working for their common cause of creating a fully successful astronomical society.
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) IAU's mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. IAU serves as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and surface features on them. IAU also works to promote astronomical education, research and public outreach actions towards the public.
  • Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) RAS, founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organizes scientific meetings; publishes international research and review journals; recognizes outstanding achievements; maintains an extensive library; supports education through grants and outreach activities; and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally.
  • The Meteoritical Society The Meteoritical Society is an organization founded in 1933 to promote research and education in planetary science with emphasis on studies of meteorites and other extraterrestrial materials. The Society records all known meteorites in its Meteoritical Bulletin. The Society also publishes one of the world's leading planetary science journals, Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
  • The Planetary Society Founded in 1980, The Planetary Society's mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. The Society advocates for space and planetary science funding in government, inspire and educate people around the world, and develop and fund groundbreaking space science and technology.
  • Universities Space Research Association (USRA) USRA is a nonprofit research corporation whose mission is to advance the space- and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs; promote space and aeronautics policy; and develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity.

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Fort Worth, TX

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