Welcome

Join AGU as we use the energy of the past to drive the next transformational era of Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Watch the inspiring story of AGU’s Centennial journey.

100 Facts and Figures

During the last century, discoveries in Earth and space science have changed our understanding of the world and beyond. This campaign features some of the most meaningful, interesting and relevant facts and figures from the past 100 years.

AGU Narratives

Using historians, professional story gatherers, and public story sharing opportunities, AGU Narratives will feature a variety of stories to help connect the Earth and space science community, amplify our voice, and inspire those around us.

Share Your Story

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Be a part of AGU’s Centennial by sharing your own story about Earth and space science  through the StoryCorps app. Helping AGU create this catalog of Earth and space science history allows us to reflect on the past as we move into the next century.

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Volunteer

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Get involved in AGU’s Centennial celebration by becoming a volunteer. The Centennial will consist of events, competitions, outreach events and celebrations around the globe. Help us transform science, bridge communities, and inspire the future.

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Our History

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AGU was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and independently incorporated in 1972. Current membership spans 137 countries, comprises more than 60,000 members, and is the world’s largest society promoting geophysical endeavors of Earth and space scientists.

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Join Us

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The Centennial celebration will culminate in a network of member-led events and programs designed to improve understanding and appreciation of Earth and space science. Everyone is welcome to join in celebrating AGU’s Centennial. Learn how.

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AGU Headquarters

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In 2016, AGU embarked on a new building challenge to renovate the existing AGU headquarters to achieve net zero energy goals and reduce water usage by 77%. The new headquarters will be the first organization in the District of Columbia to complete such a renovation on an existing commercial building.

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Eos: A Timeline

Launched in 1920, AGU’s first official publication Transactions, evolved into the monthly publication now known as Eos in 1969. In 1979, Eos became a weekly newspaper that was published through 2014, when AGU launched Eos.org which was accompanied by a new glossy magazine version of Eos.

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Publications Timeline

In 1896, the first AGU journal Terrestrial Magnetism, forerunner to the Journal of Geophysical Research was published. Since then AGU journals have published more than 150,000 scholarly articles, 21 peer-reviewed scientific journals that cover the Earth and space sciences, and award-winning books.

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