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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

Rates for New Members1
Student: $27.50 ($27.50 when renewing)2
Individual: $27.50 ($47.50 when renewing)
Family: $32.50 ($57.50 when renewing)
Patron Membership
Bronze: $100
Silver: $200
Gold: $300

RAS membership rates include membership to the Astronomical League at $7.50/year. Astronomical League membership benefits include: Subscription to the award-winning Reflector quarterly newsletter, discounts on astronomy books (10% and no shipping charges) and magazines (Sky & Telescope, Astronomy), discounts on equipment from participating vendors, national and regional conventions, outreach resources, and the ability to participate in any of the Astronomical League's 80+ observing programs. You may opt out of AL membership. If you choose to opt out, your RAS membership dues will be decreased by $7.50/year, your info will not be submitted to the Astronomical League, and you will not receive the benefits of AL membership.

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1 This page is intended for new RAS members only. If you are renewing membership, please use this page. 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 2050, your paid membership fee covers you through June 2051. 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 enrolled in 20+ hours per week at an online, city/junior, state, or private university/college.

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.