ASP believes astronomy is a fundamentally democratic science, with the cosmos equally accessible to all people regardless of age, gender, background, ethnicity, economic status, or abilities. ASP envisions a world where people of all ages and backgrounds engage in astronomy and share their passion for astronomy with others. Through its materials, resources, and programs, the ASP promotes public science interest, engagement, and literacy through the awe and wonder of astronomy and related fields.
The centennial celebrations will stimulate worldwide interest in astronomy and science and will reach out to the global astronomical community, national science organisations, societies, policy-makers, students, families and the general public.
Founded in 1999, SpaceRef is a new media company focused on the space sector and based out of Reston, Virginia. The company maintains four online properties including, SpaceRef, SpaceRef Business, NASA Watch, and the Astrobiology Web. SpaceRef Interactive Canada Inc., a separate Canadian corporation, maintains the SpaceRef Canada online property.
SpaceRef is a pioneer in news aggregation but also creates original content in the form of timely news stories, coverage of ongoing events and unique editorial content.
SpaceRef is open to a variety of business opportunities and welcomes partnerships, sponsorships, social media promotion and other business development opportunities.