With humanity moving into space as a new and very real frontier, Astronomers will be in higher demand for many different new technologies. If Astronomy Majors choose to stay in academics, they can count on a great lifestyle that will have you working with the greatest astronomy equipment in the world. When pursuing an astronomy degree, look for programs that have their own observatories, and the most modern equipment

Get Recruited

Let universities contact you about your major interests. It’s easy!

Get Started

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

Student Associations

The American Association for the Advancement of Science,"Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. Visit
AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. Visit
The CAA monitors the status of space- and ground-based astronomy and astrophysics and provides assessments to the National Science Foundation. Visit
The American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life. Visit
"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
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Visit
Largest Physics association in the US Visit