Search form

Associate Member Benefits


  • Renew your membership during the the Society's annual renewal drive and save 15% the following year on your share of the author charges for one paper published in an AAS journal, i.e., the Astronomical Journal or the Astrophysical Journal, Letters, or Supplement (Learn more)
  • Present talks or posters at AAS meetings
  • Vote in AAS and (where applicable) Division elections
  • Serve on AAS committees



  • 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 opportunities using the AAS Job Register
  • Access detailed search results from the print and online AAS Membership Directory

Associate Membership is open to any person, 28 years of age or older who is no longer a student and has not obtained a PhD in astronomy or a related science. This person should be actively involved in the advancement of astronomy or a related science or able to provide evidence of contributions to science.

2018 Dues = $188

Associate Membership Application Form