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  1. Members receive the following publications:
  2. With paid subscription, online access to our premier scientific journals Astronomical Journal (AJ), Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Supplement (ApJS) and Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL).
  3. Reduced author charges (15% discount) on one scholarly article per year for members who renew in a timely manner.
  4. Reduced registration rates for AAS and AAS Divisional meetings.
  5. Ability to give a contributed presentation at AAS meetings without sponsorship of a full member of the Society.
  6. Reduced membership dues in AAS Divisions.
  7. Exclusive benefits from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) including discounts on AIP publications.
  8. Participation in the American Physical Society Insurance Trust (APSIT). The program includes Long Term Care, Term Life Plan, Hospital Indemnity Plan, 10 Year Level Term, Personal Accident Plan, Catastrophic Insurance and Disability Insurance.
  9. Ability to rent meeting space in the AAS Executive Office.
  10. Special rates for Annual Reviews Publications, including the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Annual Review of Earth Science and Planetary Science.
  11. Members receive a membership discount for a subscription to the print and online edition of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
  12. Discounted car rentals through Hertz.
  13. Ability to join the NASA Federal Credit Union.

By Belonging to Your Professional Society...

  1. Our members and the authors who publish in the AAS journals directly support the development of online journal features and resources.
  2. Development of astronomy and astrophysics education and outreach activities such as Astronomy Ambassadors, which is designed to help improve early-career astronomers' ability to effectively communicate with students and the public.
  3. Representation of the astronomical sciences in the public policy process. Funding for staff to track issues and inform members when to take direct action for the benefit of our research community.
  4. Networking venues through our semi-annual meetings for information sharing. Members listed in the AAS Directory, online and print enable partnerships worldwide.
  5. Engages community-wide programs that enhance our profession, such as
  6. The AAS provides emergency response actions on behalf of our science community.