Membership

Membership of the society is open to all.

You do need:

  • To be interested in astronomy
  • Friendly
  • Curious
  • Enthusiastic

You don’t need to:

  • Be an expert in telescopes, the night sky, sciences, astrophotography or optics.
  • Own a telescope

Benefits

  • Members are entitled to attend two free meetings per year (see Meetings)
  • The loan of telescopes, a wide selection of books and accessories
  • Member’s observing nights (see Meetings)
  • Our excellent newsletter, Extra Terrestrial
  • The use of the 20″ computerised reflecting telescope
  • Meet people who share a love of the night sky, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe.

Fees

The current costs are:

  • Family Membership (two adults and children under 18 years):  £22 per annum
  • Single Adult Membership: £18 per annum
  • Junior Membership (under 18 years):  £5 per annum

Fees are due on 1st January. If you join after June, fees are 50% for the remainder of that year.

Join Us

You can join us at our regular meetings or an open evening. If not, you can contact our membership secretary using the form below and he will send you an email copy of the membership forms. Please feel free to ask any questions and we’ll try to help.

Renewal

You can renew at any of our meetings, by bank transfer, or Paypal (although for this method we do ask for  £1 extra for Paypal’s processing fees)

Membership Forms

We require a standard membership form, but additionally:

  • A GDPR form. This is a separate signed form to get your informed consent on how we protect and use the small amount of information we store about each member. See privacy.
  • A Gift Aid form. We are a registered charity, so if you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim back the tax you have paid on your subscription.