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Membership in the Riverside Astronomical Society

Joining is easy!

Simply fill out the short form below. After submitting it, you'll be given the option of paying via PayPal or sending us a check or money order for your membership dues. The RAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.



Membership Rates

New Membership1
Individual: $20 ($40 when renewing)
Family: $25 ($50 when renewing)
Student (full-time2): $20 ($20 when renewing)

Patron Membership
Bronze: $100
Silver: $200
Gold: $300

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1 A New Member is one who has not been a dues-paying member of the Riverside Astronomical Society during the previous two membership cycles. The RAS membership renewal cycle begins in June of each year. New members who join the RAS in March, April, May or June of a given year will have their membership extended through June of the next calendar year. For example, if you join the RAS in March 2019, your paid membership fee covers you through June 2020. If you decide to continue your membership, regular renewal rates will apply as of the following July.

2 We classify a full-time student as one who is devoting 20+ hours per week to a formal education program.

3 Your membership is effective when payment is received. If paying by personal check, the check must clear the issuing bank before membership is granted.