Membership Benefits

 No equipment or experience is necessary to join, only an interest in observing our universe.

  • Learn from one of the largest (over 700 members), most experienced astronomical societies in the country
  • Use of Powell Observatory, the 30” Ruisinger telescope, and other on-site telescopes
  • Observe and camp at our private 40-acre Dark Sky Site (DSS)
  • Check out a loaner telescope
  • Borrow from the ASKC library
  • Attend members-only star parties and other social events
  • Learn from guest experts at our monthly meetings
  • Discover astronomy basics at our Astro 101 sessions
  • Access our members-only online discussion group
  • Volunteer at our observatories, school science nights, and other outreach events
  • Receive our monthly newsletter, the Cosmic Messenger
  • Save on ASKC merchandise and astronomy-related magazine subscriptions
  • Automatic membership in the Astronomical League including its quarterly magazine, Reflector

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