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Full Member Benefits

Participate and Lead

  • 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 at AAS meetings
  • Vote in AAS and (where applicable) Division elections
  • Hold elected office, and serve on or chair committees
  • Nominate eligible colleagues and students for membership
  • Submit nominations for AAS grants, prizes, and awards

Save and Learn

Connect and Share

  • 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

Any person deemed capable of preparing an acceptable scientific paper on some subject of astronomy or related branch of science is eligible to become a Full Member; however, the mechanism for compliance with this definition is more inclusive of the activities which advance the astronomical sciences. Applicants must meet at least two of the following criteria:

  1. Possessing a graduate degree in astronomy or a related science;
  2. Receiving the nomination of a current Full Member in good standing; or
  3. Placing a refereed publication in a recognized international journal that advances the astronomical sciences, such as the Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal, Icarus, IEEE Sensors Journal, etc.

2020 Dues = $197

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