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American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, 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.
American Institute of Physics - AIP is a not-for-profit membership corporation created for
the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge
of physics and its application to human welfare. It is the mission of
the Institute to serve the sciences of physics and astronomy by serving
its member societies, by serving individual scientists, and by serving
students and the general public.
PhysLink.com - A comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site. Job board is woefully lacking, but there are lots of other resources.
Canadian Astronomical Society - CASCA was founded in 1971 and incorporated
in 1983 as a society of professional astronomers. The society is
devoted to the promotion and advancement of knowledge of the universe
through research and education.
Anglo-Australian Observatory - The AAO operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt
telescopes on behalf of the astronomical communities of Australia and
the UK. AAO
provides world-class optical and infrared
observing facilities enabling Australian and
British astronomers to do excellent science.
The AAO is a world leader in astronomical
research and in the development of innovative
telescope instrumentation. It also takes a
leading role in the formulation of long-term
plans for astronomy in Australia and the
Astronomische Gesellschaft - AG dates from the founding of the Vereinigte Astronomischen Gesellschaft at Lilienthal (near Bremen) by (amongst others) Franz Xaver von Zach
(director of the observatory of Gotha) and Johann Hieronymus
Schröter (founder of the observatory of Lilienthal) in 1800. The
AG itself was enregistered in 1863, as an international society
dedicated to the "advancement of science by supporting projects which
require systematic cooperation of many people".
CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.