American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest
general science organization and publisher of the peer-reviewed journal
Science. With more than 138,000 members and 275 affiliated societies,
AAAS serves as an authoritative source for information on the latest developments
in science and bridges gaps among scientists, policy-makers and the public
to advance science and science education.
The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 164,000 members—from varied industry and academic affiliations and degree levels. The diverse membership in the Society provides a unique opportunity for peer interaction, regardless of your professional or scientific interests. There are 33 ACS technical divisions, representing a wide range of disciplines for chemists, chemical engineers, technicians, and students.
The ASM is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences with more than 39,000 members today. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well being worldwide.
Society of America
Geological Society of America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
the advancement of the geosciences. It has an expanding global membership
with more than 16,000 members in more than 85 countries. Twenty percent
of its members are students. GSA fosters the human quest for understanding
Earth, planets, and life catalyzing new scientific ways of thinking about
natural systems and applying geoscience knowledge and insight to human
needs and aspirations and stewardship of the Earth.
in 1886, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership
society of nearly 75,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to
the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma
Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities and colleges, government
laboratories and industry research centers. In addition to publishing
American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young
researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science
and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science
and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding
Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and
Louis Friedman to encourage the exploration of our solar system and the
search for extraterrestrial life.
Society is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, funded by dues and
donations from individuals around the world. With more than 100,000 members
from over 140 countries, we are the largest space interest group on Earth.
Membership is open to all people interested in our mission.
Travel with The Planetary Society and Discover
Mysteries of Planet Earth & our Amazing Universe!
The Planetary Society EXPEDITIONS 2012/2013
Baikal & the Great Siberian Taiga
Russian "Galapagos Islands," Baikal is the single richest location
in Russia for endemism, a fabulous reservoir of unique flora and fauna.
Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world, and stores nearly
20% of the freshwater on earth.
Garden of the Irkutsk State University, Russia
Botanic Garden of the Irkutsk State University (BGISU) occupies 27 hectares
within Irkutsk city, 70 kilometers west of Lake Baikal. The BGISU is the
only botanical garden in Irkutsk region and in the Baikalian Siberia included
in International Directory of Botanical Gardens. It is categorized by
law as a strictly protected natural territory within the capital of Irkutsk
Oblast. As a living museum the BGISU serves as an educational tool for
students and general public.