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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

Full Membership is open to any person deemed capable of preparing an acceptable scientific paper on some subject of astronomy or related branch of science. Supporting evidence for nomination to Full Membership should include at least one of the following:

  1. PhD in astronomy or closely related field.
  2. Independent or senior authorship of acceptable, refereed, published paper(s).
  3. Detailed evidence of significant contribution to astronomy in forms other than research publication.

2018 Dues = $188

Full Membership Application Form