American Astronomical Society

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS), one of the founding partners of IGEN, is working to bring equity and to increase inclusion in graduate education and in post-graduate research opportunities in astronomical sciences.

The American Astronomical Society is a major international organization of professional astronomers, astronomy educators, and amateur astronomers.

The AAS was established in 1899 and is based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe as a diverse and inclusive astronomical community, which we achieve through publishing, meetings, science advocacy, education and outreach, and training and professional development.

Our membership of approximately 8,000 also includes physicists, geologists, engineers, and others whose interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the astronomical sciences.