Swedish Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics
Category: Professional Society
Member since: 1960
The Swedish Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics is a non-profit and independent association with the purpose of promoting aerospace technology activities in Sweden. The society constitutes since 1968 a merger of the Swedish Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics formed 1933, and the Swedish Interplanetary Society, formed 1950. Currently, the society has about 2000 members in the five local branches in Stockholm, Linköping, Göteborg, Trollhättan and Malmö.
The society organises lectures on aerospace technology and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Every year the Society awards the Thulin medal to reward distinctive achievements within aerospace technology.
Every third year the Society holds an Aerospace Technology Congress with more than 100 oral paper presentations and an Exhibition, gathering more than 300 participants. The next congress will be held together with the Council of European Aerospace Societies in September 2013 in Linköping.