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As a dues paying member you’ll enjoy:Public Outreach

  • Use of the AAS telescopes, dark site, and observatory∗
  • Taking home loaner telescopes and books from our library
  • Lectures on astrophysics, space telescopes, galactic surveys, and more
  • Participating in telescope and mirror making workshops
  • AAS newsletter (free) and discounts on magazines
  • Right to vote in AAS business meetings
  • Helping out in our outreach efforts

∗ Use of telescopes and facilities requires demonstrating proper responsibility and knowledge of use. Training will be provided to new members, upon request.


Initial dues for first time members are prorated based on our club’s fiscal year (see the table below for 2018 rates).

Months Regular Junior Senior
Sep. to Nov. (Q1) $35.00 $17.50 $17.50
Dec. to Feb. (Q2) $32.00 $16.00 $16.00
Mar. to May (Q3) $30.00 $15.00 $15.00
Jun. to Aug. (Q4) $28.00 $14.00 $14.00

Pay securely online using PayPal. You can expect to receive an email, with a special link to finalize your registration, within half an hour of submitting payment. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email to complete your account setup. Club members: use the Renewal buttons to extend your membership

Now accepting PayPal

Initial dues payment

Regular member dues $35.00

Junior member dues $17.50 

Senior member dues $17.50 

Past Member Rewewals

Regular member dues $35.00

Junior member dues $17.50 

Senior member (65 and up) dues $17.50 

Special Instructions for Couples and Families using Shared PayPal Account

When setting up multiple family members for the first time, using one PayPal account, our registration system requires that you follow these steps (for renewals skip to step #2):

  1. Register each person as a free member on aldrich.club using the free registration form
    • Note: Each sign up must use a unique email address.
    • Free email addresses can be setup with Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo!, etc.
  2. Login into the new account via the members login page
  3. Navigate back to the Join the club page
  4. Click on the appropriate pay button e.g. Pay junior dues
  5. You will be redirected to PayPal to complete the transaction
  6. Once you submit your payment your free account will be upgraded
  7. Log out (IMPORTANT)
  8. Repeat steps 1-6 for additional members

If you have any problems with the steps above, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you!

Register by Mail or in Person

If you’d like to pay by check, please register for free membership* and, at your earliest convenience, either hand deliver a check during your first AAS meeting or mail a check and application form to the club officer. Download and print our mail-in membership form and instructions.

* Free membership does not include the benefits enjoyed by dues paying members—your membership will be upgraded when your check clears

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