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It's so easy to join the Society for Popular Astronomy. It will help your interest in the stars, and you will be welcomed to a community of people who all share an interest in observing or learning about the universe.

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Don't just take our word for it. We've got the support of top TV scientist Professor Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Stargazing Live. Watch the video, below, to hear why Brian recommends you join!

All you have to do to join now (or renew an existing membership) is click on the button below for that which you need. We have a flexible range of options for payment, including credit and debit cards. Alternatively you can fill in a form and join by post

You can save £2 on your annual subscription if you pay by Direct Debit and are in the UK. This applies to standard membership, Young Stargazers and Junior Members only.   To set this up, please print out and fill in this form (PDF) and send it to us. Direct Debit subscriptions are for one year only.

So join now and take your interest in astronomy to a whole new level. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of Britain's brightest astronomical society!

Brian Cox says

"The universe is full of wonderful sights, from the Moon and planets to glowing gas clouds and distant galaxies. You can see them for yourselves - but it is great to have a guide to help show you the way around.

"The Society for Popular Astronomy has been a major force helping beginners of all ages to get into stargazing for more than 60 years. Join in the fun and let them help you too!"

 

 
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  Young Stargazer Membership (age under 15)

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  UK School Membership

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Additional members are entitled to all benefits of membership with the exception of Society publications including Young Stargazers material.
Additional members are entitled to all benefits of membership with the exception of Society publications including Young Stargazers material.
Additional members are entitled to all benefits of membership with the exception of Society publications including Young Stargazers material.
Additional members are entitled to all benefits of membership with the exception of Society publications including Young Stargazers material.