Astronomical Society of the Pacific
For more than 100 years, the ASP – a 501c3 nonprofit astronomy organization headquartered in San Francisco – has inspired professionals, researchers, educators, amateurs and “arm chair” astronomers to look up and wonder about our place in the universe, and about what the universe can teach and tell us.
Around the world, in classrooms, museums, planetariums, national parks, state parks, nature centers, astronomy clubs, city sidewalks, online and your own backyard, the ASP fosters scientific curiosity, advances science literacy, and shares the excitement of exploration and discovery.
We design and deliver innovative astronomy toolkits, programs, publications and education guides in our mission to inspire youth and adults across the economic spectrum – in support of their success as science, technology and academic leaders.
The ASP partners with NASA, AAS, National Science Foundation, and other leading professional and educational organizations in North America and overseas. Funding also comes from generous ASP members and donors committed to advancing science literacy through astronomy.
At the ASP, we:
- Connect scientists, educators, amateur astronomers and the public.
- Share the results of astronomical research and news through our publications.
- Design and deliver professional development, services and toolkits to educators.
- Organize a national forum for science and science education through our annual meeting.
- Recognize excellence in astronomy and astronomy education through our awards.
- Communicate the excitement of astronomy and science to the public.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.
Vision, Goals, Strategies & Values
SACNAS achieves mission impact through outcome-based programming and initiatives (listed below). To learn more about our rationale, approach, and long term objectives, please see the most recent: