Astronomical Society-Pacific

390 Ashton Ave
San Francisco CA 94112

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific, founded in 1889, is one of the largest general astronomy societies in the world, with members from more than 70 nations. The society organizes various educational programs and activities for its members, and makes them aware of the astronomical developments through its magazines and publications. Its online store, the AstroShop, offers a wide range of educational products for teachers. The society also publishes an online teachers' newsletter, The Universe in the Classroom. It sponsors and develops various projects and programs for teachers, and organizes classes by professional astronomers. The society publishes a monthly journal for its members. It is a nonprofit organization that operates through membership dues, donations and catalog sales. Astronomical Society of the Pacific offers annual awards for the promotion of astronomy. The society is located in San Francisco.