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Amateur Affiliate Benefits


  • Register at reduced rates for AAS and Division meetings
  • Receive discounts on American Institute of Physics (AIP) publications and special rates on Annual Review publications, such as the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • With paid subscription at the member rate, access the Society's premier scientific publications, the Astronomical Journal, the Astrophysical Journal, Letters, and Supplement
  • Travel with discounted car rentals through Hertz


  • Post news, announcements, events, and other items
  • Stay current with the member-only AAS News Digest and email alerts
  • Find or post the latest career opportunties using the AAS Job Register
  • Access detailed search results from the online AAS Membership Directory


Amateur Affiliates are those who advance the astronomical sciences through research but do not depend on the field of astronomy as a primary source of income or support. Applicants must be members of an affiliated amateur organization.

2020 Dues = $52

Amateur Affiliate Application Form