Honors and Awards
Albert A. Michelson was both a regular member and an honorary member of numerous internationally recognized professional societies, such as the ... I doubt if any scientific man does his work to render distinguished service, I think he does it because it is good fun. -- Albert A. Michelson, excerpt from his acceptance speech for the Franklin Medal, May 16, 1923.Royal Astronomical Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Sociedad Astronomica de Mexico, the Optical Society of America, Societe Francaise de Physique, and the Russian Academy of Science. Michelson also took an active leadership role in several of these professional organizations. In 1888, he was Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and its President in 1910. Michelson was also President of the American Physical Society in 1901 and President of the National Academy of Sciences in 1923.
Letter to Albert A. Michelson from the Sociedad Astronomica de Mexico, recognizing him as an honorary member, January 8, 1903.
Stamp of 1907 Nobel Laureates Buchner and Michelson, commemoratively produced in 1967.
Notification by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to Albert A. Michelson of his election to the office of President, January 3, 1910.