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Physics and Astronomy


  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
    The AAS was established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC. Our membership of about 7,700 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.
  • American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Hayden Planetarium
  • Astronomy | Science News
    Science News was founded in 1921 as an independent, nonprofit source of accurate information on the latest news of science, medicine and technology.
  • Digital Universe
    The Digital Universe, developed by the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, incorporates data from dozens of organizations worldwide to create the most complete and accurate 3-D atlas of the Universe from the local solar neighborhood out to the edge of the observable Universe.
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU): Home
    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. Its individual Members — structured into Divisions, Commissions, and Working Groups — are professional astronomers from all over the world, at the Ph.D. level and beyond, who are active in professional research, education and outreach in astronomy.
  • NASA Solar System and Beyond: Astronomy Resources
  • Portal to the Universe
    From the International Astronomical Union, this website features images, videos, blogs, audio/video podcasts, and RSS feeds to bring the most up-to-date news in astronomy.
  • Space Telescope Science (STSscI) Institute
    Established in 1981, the STSscI helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope. Since its launch in 1990, STSscI has performed the science operations for Hubble. Currently, STSscI is leading the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021. STSscI staff conducts world-class scientific research, and its Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) curates and disseminates data from over 20 astronomical missions.
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