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Physics and Astronomy
Librarian-curated research guide for Physics and Astronomy resources.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Their mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.
Founded in 1977 at Morgan State University, the mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students and their advisers. SPS is a chapter based society that exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.
Located in the Science Building on Calvin's campus, this astronomical observatory is used for hands-on training, equipment testing, and nighttime viewing by students and visitors. During the fall and spring semesters, it is open to Calvin students on clear evenings Monday through Thursday, and to the general public on clear Wednesday nights. Check out their site for more events, info, and browse their images and data!