The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world.
IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E," stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society...a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919 and its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation.
The Planetary Society and its members actively work to create a future of space exploration.
By engaging citizen scientists through their projects and activities, the Planetary Society aims to foster a scientifically literate populace, one in which every citizen knows and appreciates other worlds as well as this one.