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Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Resource Guide for Cal Poly Pomona Students and Faculty

Relevant Websites for Physics & Astronomy

There are countless online resources related to Physics and Astronomy. The following list is a small offering of regularly updated websites that may provide additional subject information, datasets, job opportunities, and other necessary resources for Biological Science students at CPP.


The Access2Science web site provides articles and links on accessibility of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Its purpose is to provide practical information to people with print disabilities and to their friends, parents, and teachers.

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomy & Astrophysics is a leading international Journal that publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics (theoretical, observational, and instrumental) independently of the techniques used to obtain the results.

Australian Indigenous Astronomy
“Indigenous astronomy” is the first astronomy – the astronomy that existed long before the Babylonians, Greeks, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment. This website explores the many aspects of Indigenous Astronomy in Australia. Learn how Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities perceive various types astronomical phenomena, how elders read the stars, or watch videos of animations, dances, and songs related to the stars.

Cosmology: the Study of the Universe
From NASA, part of their Universe 101 website.

Institute of Physics (IOP) Resources
The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.

Khan Academy Cosmology and Astronomy Resources
An open-access introductory guide to prepare students to cosmology and astronomy.

Khan Academy Physics Resources
An open-access introductory guide to prepare students to study physics.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA's Vision: To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

Native American Science Curriculum
"Our goal is to avoid romantic cliches and characterizations of Indian people and their traditional knowledge and to present this knowledge as well documented but different in approach from "Western science." These traditions are based on connection to the natural world, rather than separation from nature--in other words we are working with a science based on relationships, reciprocity and respect rather than solely on exploitation and economic concerns."

National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical and Physical Sciences Guide
The NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences consists of the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, as well as the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities. The mission of MPS is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address the most compelling scientific questions, educate the future advanced high-tech workforce, and promote discoveries to meet the needs of the Nation.

NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory 
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Physical Reference Data, Constants, Units & Uncertainty, detailed information on SI units, articles, publications, and more.

Physics is a free, online magazine from the American Physical Society. The publication primarily reports on papers from the Physical Review journals, focusing on results that will change the course of research, inspire a new way of thinking, or spark curiosity.

Physics from Nature
Nature Research serves the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries—findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis.

Numerous useful and interesting links for physics teachers, researchers, and students.

PLOS Resources
PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Research peer-reviewed journals, submit articles, and more.

Relearning the Star Stories from Indigenous People, Science Friday
"How the lost constellations of Indigenous North Americans can connect culture, science, and inspire the next generation of scientists." by Christie Taylor, 2019

Institutions and Science Centers

Relevant Journals

Relevant Journals

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
A national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
The American Institute of Physics is a federation that advances the success of our 10 Member Societies and an institute that operates as a center of excellence supporting the physical sciences enterprise.

American Physical Society (APS) 
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. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success, and drive systemic change.

Black Professionals in STEM (BPS)
BPS brings together people in fields such as Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics by fostering community, promoting civic engagement, and supporting professional development. We are passionate about helping people of color create thriving networks as well as connecting them to new opportunities.

California Association for Professional Scientists (CAPS)
CAPS is an organization of scientific civil servants who protect public health, the environment, and California’s natural resources.

Latinas in STEM
Our mission is to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive and advance in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.

National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
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.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.