Membership and Dues Information
It is more important than ever to keep your contact info current in the Membership Database. Failure to do so will very likely result in your missing announcements that can affect your participation in the club.
Article VI Section 3 of the bylaws states in part, “An email sent to the latest address in the roster maintained by the Membership Committee constitutes sufficient means of notice for all communications of the corporation with members”.
Membership in Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is open to anyone 12 years of age or older who has a genuine interest in astronomy.
Membership is for a period of one year, and is renewable at the end of that year.
Member benefits include:
- Access to Sperry Observatory and its facilities
- Eligibility to qualify to use two of the largest telescopes of their kind available to amateurs in New Jersey
- Access to the UACNJ dark sky site at Jenny Jump State Forest
- Discounts on subscriptions to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines
- Note: S & T normal rate is $42.95. Members pay $32.95.
- Astronomy normal rate is $40.80. Members pay $34.00.
- Our monthly newsletter The Asterism, …. and much more
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see more below.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP AND ANNUAL DUES
REGULAR: The most common type of membership. For any individual who meets the membership criteria. Yearly dues at this time are $25.00 per person.
SUSTAINING: The same as Regular membership, except the applicant is giving a $15.00 donation to AAI over and above regular membership dues. Yearly dues at this time are $40.00 per person.
SPONSOR: The same as Regular membership, except the applicant is giving a $30.00 donation to AAI over and above regular membership dues. Yearly dues at this time are $55.00 per person.
FAMILY: This type of membership allows family members to join AAI together at a reduced dues rate of $10.00 each. One member of the family must be at Regular, Sustaining, or Sponsor membership. A family member is defined as a person related to, and living in the same household as, the regular member.
DISCOUNT FOR RENEWING EARLY
If you renew before the month in which your membership expires, your membership will be extended one extra month.
Print out the application. Print (or photocopy) a copy of the application for each person applying for membership.
Please mail in your application with your check or money order (do not send cash in the mail) to the following address.
Hand the application ONLY to the Membership Chair at any AAI meeting.
Amateur Astronomers, Inc.
P.O. Box 111
Garwood, NJ 07027-0111
Your application for membership will be presented at the next Executive Committee meeting for approval. When you are approved, you will receive confirmation by mail from our membership committee. Welcome to AAI!