244th meeting

Registration & Events

Madison, Wisconsin
244th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Madison, Wisconsin
9 – 13 June 2024

SocialOffset logoSocial Offset Opportunities

The AAS has partnered with SocialOffset to offer AAS 244 meeting attendees the opportunity to contribute to local organizations in Madison that make a positive difference in people’s lives and the local community.

What Is SocialOffset
SocialOffset is a nonprofit organization created to provide event organizers and their attendees with an option other than boycotting a destination where local legislation and laws are not in alignment with their individual values. The “offset” is realized when an attendee elects to donate to a recommended and vetted list of local charities and organizations that support those impacted by local laws that may be against the attendee’s personal values.

How It Works
Once an event organizer or a destination partners with SocialOffset to host their offsetting campaign, 100% of the funds donated by meeting attendees are donated to one or more vetted, local nonprofits that deliver programs, services, and advocacy for racial justice, LGBTQ+ equality, hunger relief, housing security, environmental sustainability, and reproductive freedom.

Support What’s Important to You
Help local Madison organizations by donating today! All donations go directly to identified vetted charities.


Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin    
Reproductive Freedom    
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is to empower all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health through patient services, education and advocacy.

Evident Change    
Racial Justice    
We promote just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice.

OutReach LGBT Community Center    
LGBTQ+ Equality    
Our mission is a commitment to equity and quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people through community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.

Midwest Environmental Advocates    
Environmental Sustainability    
Midwest Environmental Advocates is a nonprofit law center that combines the power of law with the resolve of communities facing environmental injustice to secure and protect the rights of all people to healthy water, land, and air.