Guildford Astronomical Society

Joining the Society

Can be as simple as coming along to a meeting and joining!

  1. If you are over 18, you join as a Full Member. The annual subscription is £32 (or £30 if paid by Bank Transfer or paid directly into the GAS bank account).
  2. Under 18’s are eligible to join as Junior Members. For Junior Members and Students, the annual subscription is £20 (or £18 if paid by Bank Transfer or paid directly into the GAS bank account).

The subscription year runs from September. If you join our society part-way through the year, the cost may be reduced.

The membership form can be downloaded here [PDF 128KB].

Visitors

If you are not sure whether you want to join right away, you can come along to a meeting as a Visitor; we charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guest) per meeting (to cover costs). On arrival, please introduce yourself to the Secretary. You will be warmly welcomed.

For all membership enquiries, please contact the Membership Secretary, .

Benefits

Membership of our Society will allow you to:

  • attend all meetings and the Annual General Meeting
  • vote on any Society decision where eligible to do so
  • purchase and/or receive any Society publication
  • participate in all events organised by the Society
  • use the Society Observatory (subject to successful completion of any training courses that may be required)
  • borrow equipment (such as books or telescopes) that are available for loan
  • attend any meeting of national and regional astronomical societies that the Society is a member of
  • access the members-only section of the web-site
  • join the Alert network for events in the night sky

We have a few expections of all our members:

  • to have regard for other members whose views you may not agree with
  • to be polite to fellow members and visitors
  • to support the work of the Society
  • to help out at public outreach events
  • to help fellow members

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