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ASP Membership

The ASP welcomes all astronomy researchers, scientists, students and educators from “star gazers” to “explorers” to participate in and support our mission via membership.

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Joining the ASP means joining a community of others who are passionate about astronomy education and making a difference in science literacy.

In addition to valuable benefits, membership revenues help the ASP design and deliver innovative astronomy programs, information, publications, workshops and education guides to professional astronomers, teachers, students, planetariums, museums, national parks, astronomy clubs and astronomy enthusiasts around the world.

Please register with the ASP’s online membership portal. The portal will allow you to manage your membership information and renewals in one easy location. The portal will also allow you choose your own login information for accessing Mercury magazine and Astronomy Beat.

Member Benefits

  • Mercury Magazine online
  • Astronomy Beat online (including archive columns by such authors as Clyde Tombaugh, Frank Drake, Heidi Hammel, Allan Sandage, and Mike Brown)
  • 10% discount on most items in the AstroShop (including ASP Conference Series)
  • Reduced registration rate for the ASP Annual Meeting

Student $35 (Fully tax deductible)

  • Full Benefits of Association
  • May be renewed up to three times with proof of enrollment

INDIVIDUAL $55 (Fully tax deductible)

  • Full Benefits of Association

FAMILY $100 (Fully tax deductible)

  • Full benefits of association for the family (includes two adults and all children 18 and under. All members enjoy the full benefits of association.)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

SUPPORTER’S CIRCLE $175 (Fully tax deductible)

  • Full benefits of association for the family (includes two adults and all children 18 and under. All members enjoy the full benefits of association.)
  • Benefactor recognition in the Annual Report
  • Special Gift

Technical Memberships

Technical Memberships include a monthly subscription to the printed and electronic Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. PASP is a refereed journal containing original research in astronomy. It features invited review papers on contemporary topics, contributed research articles, a section on astronomical instrumentation and data analysis, conference abstracts and summaries, and Ph.D. dissertation summaries.

E-Technical Membership includes a monthly subscription to electronic-only Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. (The print version of PASP is not included.)

Technical members: If you would like to sign up for the PASP online access, need to update your e-mail address, forgot your password, or have any other questions, please contact the Membership Department at 415-715-1405, fax (415) 337-5205, or e-mail membership {at} astrosociety.org.

ASP Technical Members can access Current Content and Back Issues on the PASP web site by logging in here.

INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL $140 (U.S) $165 (FOREIGN)

  • Basic membership above for one individual
  • Subscription to monthly printed and electronic Publications of the ASP
  • Advance electronic PASP Table of Contents

INDIVIDUAL E-TECHNICAL $125 (U.S. & Foreign)

  • Basic membership above for one individual
  • Subscription to monthly electronic Publications of the ASP
  • Advance electronic PASP Table of Contents

ASP Member Feedback

“It is one of the places I go for accurate and knowledgeable astronomical information.”

“I enjoy keeping up to date with “PASP” and I enjoy Mercury magazine. I value the astronomical avenues open to me as a technical member. I look forward to events and publications.”

“Great organization! I cannot think of any improvements that I could recommend. It is an honor to be a “regular” member!”