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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is an international non-profit scientific and educational organization, founded in 1889, that works to increase understanding and appreciation of astronomy:

  • by uniting the interests and expertise of astronomers, educators, and astronomy enthusiasts;
  • by providing resources and tools to assist educators at all levels;
  • by recognizing and honoring extraordinary contributions to astronomy and astronomy education;
  • by disseminating the results of astronomical research to the astronomical community; and
  • by communicating the excitement of astronomy to educators and the general public.