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Joining the SPA (or renew an existing membership)

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 is to decide on the type of membership which you need, then click on the button at the bottom of this page to enrol or renew using our secure joining form. Choose from standard membership (£22 a year), Young Stargazer (for those aged up to 15) or Junior Member (ages 15 to 17). Both Young Stargazers and Junior Members enjoy the full benefits of membership for just £16 a year.

If you are renewing an existing membership, please go to this page and choose your membership type.

You can join the SPA for up to two years at a time in any category. For those joining in Europe or the rest of the world there are separate subscription rates which reflect the higher costs of postage. We have a flexible range of options for payment, including credit and debit cards using PayPal, which gives you immediate membership even if you don't have a PayPal account. So please click on the button at the bottom of the page to join now online. 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!"

Please click here for help if the above link doesn't work for you.

 

 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017   - The real October meteors appear

Mon, 16 Oct 2017   - Keep an eye on Iris

Mon, 16 Oct 2017   - Orange Sun seen in sky