American Astronomical Society

American Astronomical Society

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 astrophysical sciences.

The American Astronomical Society is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.

The American Astronomical Society (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. We seek to increase public support for scientific research, improve science education at all levels, attract young people to careers in science and technology, and make evident the connections between science, technology, and prosperity.

Our membership of about 7,800 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the astronomical sciences.