Astronomy Day Co-Sponsors
Astronomy Day Headquarters:
Astronomy Day Headquarters
30 Stargazer Lane
Comstock Park MI 49321
Astronomy Day is cosponsored
by 14 astronomical and astronomy education originations. They
ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE www.astroleague.org
The Astronomical League
bylaws were ratified in 1941 but not incorporated until1947 because
of WWII. It is a nonprofit federation of more than 200 amateur
astronomy clubs and 19,000 individuals across the United States. Individual
and international membership in the Astronomical League is also possible.
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC http://www.astrosociety.org/
The Astronomical Society
of the Pacific was founded in 1889 and has become the largest general
astronomy society in the world, with members from over 70 nations. The
Society offers programs and activities for each unique part of our membership.
The ASP has also developed into the recognized leader in the field of
astronomy education. Our free teachers' newsletter, The Universe
in the Classroom, is posted on the web.
THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA http://www.rasc.ca/
The beginnings of "The
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" (RASC) go back to the middle
of the nineteenth century. The Society was incorporated within the province
of Ontario in 1890, received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII
in 1903, and was federally incorporated in 1968. Today there are 27
Centres across Canada with over 4900 members worldwide.
AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY http://www.aas.org
The American Astronomical
Society was established in 1899, and is the major organization of professional
astronomers in North America. The basic objective of the AAS is to promote
the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science.
Current membership is approximately 6500. Members also include
physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research
interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary
ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
AANC is an association
of astronomy clubs in the northern California area and the founding
organization of Astronomy Day.
WESTERN AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS http://www.waa.av.org/
The Western Amateur Astronomers
was formed as a regional group of local Astronomy Clubs to combine their
efforts to establish a better understanding of the field of Astronomy.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS http://www.aapt.org/
AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching." In addition to helping members learn more about traditional teaching methods, AAPT promotes new teaching methods and use of modern technology to entice students with the wonders of science.
ASSOCIATION OF LUNAR AND
PLANETARY OBSERVERS http://www.lpl.arizona.edu
The Association of Lunar
and Planetary Observers (A.L.P.O.) was founded by Walter H. Haas in
1947, and incorporated in 1990, as a medium for advancing and conducting
astronomical work by both professional and amateur astronomers who share
an interest in Solar System observations. Our goals are to stimulate,
coordinate, and generally promote the study of these bodies using methods
and instruments that are available within the communities of both amateur
and professional astronomers.
AMERICAN METEOR SOCIETY http://www.amsmeteors.org/
The American Meteor
Society, Ltd., a non-profit scientific organization established
to encourage and support the research activities of both amateur and
professional astronomers who are interested in the fascinating field
of Meteor Astronomy. Our affiliates observe, monitor, collect data on,
study, and report on meteors, meteor showers, meteoric fireballs, and
related meteoric phenomena.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VARIABLE STAR OBSERVERS http://www.aavso.org/
The AAVSO was founded in
1911 at Harvard College Observatory to coordinate variable star observations
made largely by amateur astronomers. In 1954, the AAVSO became an independent,
private research organization. Today it has members in more than 40
countries, with over 10 million observations to date. It is the
world’s largest association of variable star observers.
THE PLANETARY SOCIETY http://planetary.org/index.html
The Planetary Society is
the largest nonprofit, nongovernmental, space advocacy group on Earth.
Funded entirely by individuals, the Society helps to make space exploration
happen in many different ways.
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY http://www.nss.org/
The National Space Society
(NSS) is an independent, international, educational, grassroots nonprofit
501(c)3 organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.
The NSS has more than 22,000 members, and 75 chapters in the United
States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Ireland, and the United
Kingdom. The NSS, founded in 1974 by Wernher von Braun, is widely acknowledged
as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space.
INTERNATIONAL PLANETARIUM SOCIETY http://www.ips-planetarium.org/
The International Planetarium
Society (IPS) is the largest organization of professional planetarians
in the world. It is made up of members from almost every continent,
and has nearly 20 smaller affiliate organizations associated with it.
ASSOCIATION OF ASTRONOMY
The Association of Astronomy
Educators, an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association,
serves its members by disseminating information and opportunities to
improve the teaching and learning in astronomy and space science and
by providing a forum for its members to share resources and teaching
strategies at national conferences of the NSTA. You can join their
mailing list by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group
In addition, the INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION http://www.iau.org/, a world wide group of professional astronomers, has endorsed the concept of Astronomy Day.
Astronomical League National Headquarters
9201 Ward Parkway; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64114