Membership

Founded in 1908, the RASC Hamilton Centre is an Amateur Astronomy Club that is part of the National organization called the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). The RASC has 29 centres across Canada. Our particular club has members from Mississauga in the east through Brantford in the west, Georgetown in the north, and San Pedro de Atacama in Chile!  We encourage people of any age to apply for membership. It’s good, wholesome fun for the whole family!

Membership has its benefits (you can join here).  In joining the RASC Hamilton Centre, you get to enjoy perks and benefits from both the national club, as well as our local club:

    • SkyNews Magazine subscription (6 issues)

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    • A copy of the annual Observer’s Handbook

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    • Six issues of the Journal, the RASC’s official publication (in electronic format – print subscription available)

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    • Member discounts on other RASC publications such as the Observer’s Calendar

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    • RASC discounts for up to 25% on Budget car rentals

    • Save 10% of best available rates on Delta Hotels and Resorts across Canada

    • Exclusive RASC Group Home and Auto Insurance Program – save up to 60%

    • Access to our dark local observatory site for your observing enjoyment

    • Free enrolment in RASC courses, both nationally, and those held locally

    • Use of our observatory and observatory telescopes

    • Access to loaner scopes and library of books

    • For more information about the RASC Organization visit the RASC National web site at: http://www.rasc.ca/

There are several classes of membership, each with a range of included benefits. Full annual membership is $83, and it includes membership in the RASC and all of the above benefits. Youth memberships are also available (age 21 and under) and annual membership is only $ 41.00. Associate membership is $30. People applying for an associate membership generally belong to other astronomy clubs, and wish to received local centre benefits, but cannot participate in national society activities nor do they receive national society benefits unless they have Membership in another RASC Centre. Becoming a club member is easy and can be done on-line in a few minutes.

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