Galileo Circle

The Galileo Circle is a group of special friends of the American Geographical Society who give to, or obtain for the Society, a donation of at least $1,000 per year.  They play an important part in the work of AGS, and they help to ensure the strength of the Society.

Galileo Circle members enjoy all the benefits of Professional Members including:

  • Electronic subscription to UBIQUE
  • Access to “Members Only” sections of Website (Geo Jobs, Research in Practice)       
  • Electronic notifications of Scholar/Intern openings
  • Electronic notifications of scholarship opportunities
  • Eligibility to participate and join teams in AGS Research Projects
  • Eligibility to participate in special selection committees
  • Courtesy invitations to all Medal and Honors Events
  • Reduced rates for AGS Conferences and special publications

…and as Members of the Galileo Circle, they also enjoy invitations to Annual General meetings and receptions in New York City.

In addition, Galileo Circle members often utilize easy access to the AGS staff and Council and, through them, to authorities on economic, cultural, political, environmental, and other geographical issues.  

  • To become a Galileo Circle Member, click here
  • For a list of Galileo Circle Members for 2014, click here
  • For a list of Galileo Circle Members for 2008 - 2013, click here