The Awards are listed in the order in which they were established by the Society: ...more on Wikipedia about "American Astronautical Society"
The American Astronomical Society ( AAS) is a US society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals, headquartered in Washington, DC. The main aim of the AAS is provide a political voice for its members and organise their lobbying. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Astronomical Society"
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of universities and other institutions. It operates astronomical observatories and telescopes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy"
ASTRON is the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy. ASTRON is an abbreviation of the dutch Stichting ASTRonomisch Onderzoek in Nederland. This translates to NFRA in English, which is sometimes used to refer to ASTRON in english texts. Its main offices are in Dwingeloo at the site of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, m. Westerveld, in the northeastern Netherlands. ASTRON operates under the umbrella of the Dutch national research council, NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). ...more on Wikipedia about "ASTRON"
The Astronomical League is an umbrella organization of amateur astronomy societies. Currently their membership consists of over 240 organizations across the United States, along with a number of Members-at-Large, Patrons, and Supporting members. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astronomical League"
The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), formed in 1922, is a body consisting of both amateur and professional astronomers. ASSA is situated in Cape Town and has centres in all major cities. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astronomical Society of Southern Africa"
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) was founded in San Francisco in 1889. It has the legal status of a nonprofit organization. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astronomical Society of the Pacific"
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The Ayrshire Astronomical Society (AAS) was re-formed as a non-profit organisation in 1992, to serve as a meeting and discussion forum for a growing number of amateur astronomers based in Ayrshire and surrounding counties. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ayrshire Astronomical Society"
The British Astronomical Association, BAA, is the main national association of amateur astronomers in the UK. ...more on Wikipedia about "British Astronomical Association"
The California Space Authority (CSA) is a nonprofit corporation representing the commercial, civil, and national defense/homeland security interests of California's diverse space enterprise community in four domains: Industry, Government, Academia, and Workforce. CSA is also a participating member in the Coalition for Space Exploration. ...more on Wikipedia about "California Space Authority"
The Campaign for Dark Skies (CfDS) is the UK's main anti- light-pollution campaign group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Campaign for Dark Skies"
The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) is the official international clearing house for information relating to transient astronomical events. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams"
The Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie (CERGA) was a scientific department of the Observatoire de la côte d'azur (OCA). It included 28 researchers and as many engineers and technicians located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern. The scientific activities covered fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA was in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar- laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie"
The Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía (CIDA) is an institution in Venezuela, founded in honour of Francisco J. Duarte in 1975 for promoting observation, investigation, experimentation, theoretical work, and dissemination of research in the field of astronomy. It runs the Llano del Hato National Astronomical Observatory and is one of the collaborators in QUEST. ...more on Wikipedia about "Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomia"
The Coalition's mission is to increase public understanding and support of the goals and benefits of the Vision for Space Exploration and engage the public and elected officials in active support to help secure and sustain the resources necessary to return the Space Shuttle to flight, complete assembly of the International Space Station, build a crew exploration vehicle, go back to the Moon, and then on to Mars and beyond. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coalition for Space Exploration"
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) was established by the International Council for Science in 1958. ...more on Wikipedia about "COSPAR"
The Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) is an international union of astronomical societies formed in 1974. FAS publishes a newsletter 3 times a year, which is sent to its member societies, and holds an annual convention. FAS is run by a council of elected volunteers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Federation of Astronomical Societies"
The Florida Space Authority (FSA) was created as a state government space agency by Florida's Governor and Legislature in 1989. The Authority’s mission (as authorized in Chapter 331, Part Two, Florida Statutes) is to retain, expand and diversify the state's space-related industry. Chapter 331 gives FSA governmental powers similar to other types of transportation authorities ( airport, seaport, etc.) to support and regulate the state's space transportation industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Florida Space Authority"
The International Fellowship of Rotarian Amateur Astronomers (IFRAA) is a fellowship group of amateur astronomers which spans the continents. Many of those involved in the group are actively engaged in the SETI project. It is linked to Rotary International. ...more on Wikipedia about "IFRAA"
The term Institute of Astronomy or "IoA" is conventionally used by astronomers to refer to the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge (although there are departments at other universities with the same name). The Institute of Astronomy is the largest of the three Astronomy departments in the University of Cambridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge"
The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) is an autonomus institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in astronomy and astrophysics in Indian universities. IUCAA is located in the University of Pune campus next to the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, which operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope. ...more on Wikipedia about "Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics" This article is made on http://www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
The International Astronomical Union ( French: Union astronomique internationale) unites national astronomical societies from around the world. It is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). It is internationally recognized as the authority responsible for naming stars, planets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies and phenomena in the scientific community. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Astronomical Union"
The International Dark-Sky Association ( acronym: IDA) is a US-based non-profit organisation incorporated in 1988 by a group of astronomers in order to encourage darker skies (through lighting that creates less skyglow) in the USA, and, eventually, throughout the world by the setting up of other national organisations affiliated with the IDA. They also conduct research into (and campaign on) other forms of light pollution and its non-astronomical (e.g.: health) effects. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Dark-Sky Association"
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service is the body responsible for maintaining global time and reference frame standards, notably through its Earth Orientation Parameter (EOP) and International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) groups. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service"
The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society. The conferences connect the general public and the NSS membership with leaders of contemporary space efforts. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Space Development Conference"
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