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The classes of membership and their associated annual dues are listed below. Join today!

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Membership Classes
Student Membership

Individuals who are full-time students qualify for the ”Student Membership” rate.  The benefits are the same as those of a regular membership, except that only the individual, not the household, is covered.  (Note that some benefits of membership, such as keyholder status at an observatory, have age-specific restrictions.)

Regular Membership

This is the basic membership level for the Society.  Regular members have access to all the benefits of membership.  A regular membership includes the entire household of the member of record.  (Only one copy of the Society’s newsletter is provided, and only the member of record can vote on business matters.)

Membership dues are renewed every year on the anniversary of date the membership application was processed by the Society.

Patron Membership

The ”Patron Member” level is for individuals who have the wherewithal and interest in supporting the MAS with an additional annual donation, above the regular membership rate.  The patron membership dues are set at two-and-a-half times the regular membership rate.

The additional money collected from patron members accumulates in a ”Special Projects” fund that is used to fund things that are not covered by the Society’s annual operating budget such as observing site improvements or purchasing new equipment.

Patron members receive all the benefits of regular membership, plus recognition in each month’s issue of the Society’s newsletter.  The Society may also sponsor special events exclusively for patron members.

Optional Donation
Additional donation to the MAS General Fund to cover operating costs*

* The MAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax implications of your donation may depend on individual circumstances. Please consult with a tax advisor.