Become a member


The purpose of the society is to promote interest in astronomy through education and observation of the heavens. The society is a non-profit organization and draws its members from the general public. There are approximately 110 members with a wide variety in interests and background in astronomy. These include basic astronomical observation, astrophotography, comet hunting, meteorics, and planetary sciences among many things.



    •Use of facilities at Naylor and several dark-sky sites.

    •Receive the Stardust - our monthly newsletter which contains astronomy news, ASH news, observing news, space science/NASA news, and much more.

    •Access to our outstanding astronomical library which contains books, slides, software, and videos.

    •Several club telescopes available for sign-out.

    •Discounts on Astronomy magazine and Sky and Telescope Subscriptions.

    •Discounts on books and software purchased from Sky Publishing.

    •Learn from some of the areas most experienced observers.

    •Access to Members Only events, trips, and classes.

    •Access to the Members Only Section of the Website, and Subscription to our E-mail Group, which keeps you informed of ASH Events.

    •More benefits listing some of the many activities and services we provide for our members are listed here.

    •And much more...


Current Fees

    •Student (8th grade to age 18 or college students age 18 to 24 with a current Student ID from a College or University): $15.00

    •Regular (18 and up): $35.00

    •Family: $50.00

    •Contributing: $50.00 

    •Sustaining: $80.00 

    •Supporting: $110.00 

    •Corporate: $250.00 

    •Sponsor: $500.00 

    •Life: $1,000.00 



If you're ready to join now, you can apply and pay online or print out the Membership Application and mail it with payment to:

ASH Membership
PO Box 160
Lewisberry, PA 17339

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