American Astronomical Society

The American Astronomical Society (AAS, sometimes spoken as "double-A-S") is an American society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals, headquartered in Washington, DC. The primary objective of the AAS is to promote the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science, while the secondary purpose includes enhancing astronomy education and providing a political voice for its members through lobbying and grassroots activities. Its current mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

American Astronomical Society
Formation1899
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeTo enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the Universe
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Membership
7,000
President
Megan Donahue
Websiteaas.org
Formerly called
Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America