Astronomy / Physics Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Astronomy / Physics Student Associations


The American Center for Physics
Largest Physics association in the US Visit

American Physical Society (APS)
"In the firm belief that an understanding of the nature of the physical universe will be of benefit to all humanity, the Society shall have as its objective the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics." Visit

American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. Visit

National Space Society
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Visit