Annual fees for Canadian members are:
Ordinary — $75
Family- $69 + $10/adult + $5/youth
Youth (under 21 years of age) — $45
An applicant may affiliate with one of the Centres of the Society across Canada, or may join the Society directly as an unattached member. We recommend you affiliate with the Sunshine Coast Centre so that you can directly support our activities.
Here is what Ordinary and Youth membership gives you:
- A copy of the annual Observer’s Handbook;
- Six issues of SkyNews magazine – the Canadian Magazine of Astronomy and Stargazing;
- Six issues of the Journal, the RASC’s official publication (in electronic format – print subscription also available);
- Member discounts on other RASC publications such as The Beginner’s Observing Guide[currently out of print](new members only) and the Observer’s Calendar;
- Members can save up to 25% on the lowest discountable rates on Budget car rentals in Canada and the U.S.
- Save 10% off best available rates on Delta Hotels and Resorts across Canada as a member.
- NEW – Exclusive RASC Group Home & Auto Insurance Program – save up to 60%
In addition, members who are attached to a local RASC Centre can enjoy additional benefits, which may include:
- Regular meetings and social events sponsored by Centres;
- Access to Centre facilities and services such as observatories, libraries, and telescope rentals (where applicable);
- Centre newsletters highlighting local astronomy events and activities
All members enjoy the following benefits:
Access to the Sunshine Coast Centre’s Library (see Library and Telescope Loans page).
Access to the Sunshine Coast Centre’s loaner telescopes (see Library and Telescope Loans page).
Access to and use of (after training) the ‘Coast Centre’s observatory and Celestron 14” telescope
How to Become a Member
There are three ways to become a new member:
Join on-line using your credit card by visiting the RASC web site and clicking on the “Join” link in the top left corner. (Visa and Mastercard are accepted)
Download the printed application form: RASC Membership Application. Enclose a cheque and send this form to the RASC National Office: 203- 4920 Dundas St, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 1 B7
How to Renew Your Membership:
Renew your membership by signing on to the RASC page and going to “Renew”. Follow the directions there to login to your membership account on our member portal and renew with your credit card.
Alternatively, you may complete your annual renewal form (sent by email or paper mail) and send it to the RASC National Office.
Call the RASC National Office (from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern time) at 1-888-924-7272 or 416-924-7973
The address of the RASC National Office is:
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
203-4920 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M9A 1B7