Join the RASC

Become a member of the RASC Vancouver Centre!

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Why Join?

RASC Vancouver Centre is a charitable society whose purpose is to advance education in astronomy and allied sciences by providing presentations, workshops, seminars, and outreach programs.

By becoming a member, you will:

  • Support the society’s education and outreach programs
  • Enjoy observing the wonders of the universe as part of a community of amateur and professional astronomers who learn from one another
  • Receive a printed copy of the annual RASC Observer’s Handbook, the standard North American reference for data on the sky and guide to the year’s astronomical events
  • Receive six printed copies of SkyNews, Canada’s amateur astronomy magazine
  • Receive six electronic copies of the Journal, publishing research and review papers by professional and amateur astronomers, as well as general interest astronomy articles; or get the printed version at a heavily discounted price
  • Get access to the Centre’s library, containing over 500 astronomical books
  • Get access to the Centre’s telescope loaner program so that you can try out different telescope types
  • Have voting privileges in election of Council members and in general votes
  • Be able to attend the monthly Vancouver Centre Council meetings, to observe or make a presentation
  • Be able to submit articles or photos for publication in the Centre’s bimonthly newsletter, NOVA
  • Be able to run for election to join Council
  • Be able to attend the annual RASC National General Assembly
  • Get other deals and discounts as described on the RASC National website

We also encourage you to attend our public events, including monthly meetings, special talks, star “parties” and observing sessions.  Read our bimonthly newsletter NOVA to learn more about past and future events, as well as timely articles on general astronomy, tips on observing techniques, buy/sell ads for telescopes and related equipment, and more.

The yearly membership fees for the Vancouver Centre of RASC are:

  • Individual youth membership (under 21 or full-time students under 25): $45
  • Individual adult membership: $78
  • Family membership: $73 + $16/additional adult + $8/additional youth

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