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Astronomical Society of the Pacific

  • Connects scientists, educators, amateur astronomers and the public
  • Shares the results of astronomical research and news through our publications
  • Designs and deliver professional development, services and toolkits to educators
  • Organizes a national forum for science and science education through our annual meeting
  • Recognizes excellence in astronomy and astronomy education through our awards
  • Communicates the excitement of astronomy and science to the public
icon: AAVSO American Association of Variable Star Observers AAVSO

American Association of Variable Star Observers

Founded in 1911. It is the largest organization of variable star observers worldwide, with members in over 40 countries. AAVSO Headquarters receives over 350,000 observations yearly, from more than 550 observers worldwide, over half of whom live outside of the USA. About 6,000 observers have contributed over 9 million observations of variable stars to the AAVSO International Database since its founding...

icon: JPL Jet Propulsion Lab JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"...Trailblazing has been the business of JPL since it was established by the California Institute of Technology in the 1930s. America's first satellite, Explorer 1 which launched in 1958, was created at JPL. In the decades that followed, we sent the first robotic craft to the moon and out across the solar system, reconnoitering all of the planets. Pushing the outer edge of exploration, in fact, is the reason JPL exists as a NASA laboratory."

icon: National Deep Sky Observers Society NDSOS

National Deep Sky Observers Society

Founded in 1976, it has become a world-wide organization. The NDSOS is the only organization dedicated to serving the needs of those who scan the skies for galaxies, nebulae, and clusters ... the amateur deep sky observer!

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The Planetary Society

"...founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman to inspire and involve the world's public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. Today, The Planetary Society is the largest and most influential public space organization group on Earth."

icon: STSI Space Telescope Science Institute STSI

Space Telescope Science Institute

A free-standing science center... Operates the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and will conduct the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope and supports other astronomy programs and conducts world-class scientific research. STScI creates HST and JWST news, outreach, and education programs.

icon: UACNJ United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey UACNJ

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey

"...was formed in 1988 as a loosely associated networking group for New Jersey area amateur astronomy clubs. UACNJ itself is not a club, but a consortium of a dozen and a half clubs united to support, coordinate, and communicate ideas among over 1400 individuals who make astronomy their hobby, in and around the state. UACNJ helps promote and support amateur astronomy in the New Jersey area by representing its member clubs with its astronomical displays at major area events."

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