Dues and Subscription Fees

AAS Membership Dues and Fees for 2021

Member Type Cost
Full Member $199
Graduate Student Member $70
Undergraduate Student Member $40
International Affiliate $120
Educator Affiliate $90
Alumni Affiliate $106
Amateur Affiliate $53
Emeritus Member $100
Reinstatement Fee $10


Division Dues for 2021

Division Cost
Member* Non-Member Emeritus Graduate Student Undergraduate Student
Division on Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) $20 $25 $0  $10 $5
Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) $25 $30 $0  $10 $10
Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) $15 $20 $0  $0  $0 
High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) $15 $25 $0  $5 $5
Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) $20 $25 $0  $10 $5
Solar Physics Division (SPD) $15 $30 $0  $15 $15
*Member rates apply to Full Members and Alumni / Amateur / Educator / International Affiliate memberships.


Paid Subscriptions 2021

Are you an AAS member and want to subscribe to Sky & Telescope and/or the Astronomical Journal and Astrophysical Journal, Supplement, and Letters? You can add a subscription to your membership under the “Pay My Dues” section of the member website. Or send your subscription request to the Membership Team at membership@aas.org.

Please note that subscriptions run on the calendar year, from 1 January to 31 December, and not on anniversary date.

Sky & Telescope - ranging from $28.75 to $164.95 depending on location and subscription option.

Sustaining subscriptions are a way to support Sky & Telescope and receive a tax deduction. Sustaining subscribers will also receive exclusive communications from the editor in chief throughout the year and be invited to special events at conferences and star parties. The additional funds will be used to enhance the magazine and help to ensure its long-term success.

AAS Journals - $25

Anyone at an institution with an active site license for the AAS journals will have electronic access from their office computer. AAS members who wish to have their own access, perhaps because they travel a lot, have the opportunity to purchase an electronic-only subscription to the Electronic Package. The access is controlled by password and is independent of which machine you are using.

Publications included with membership

  • AAS News Digest, a biweekly email newsletter with the latest news from the AAS and the astronomical sciences
  • Physics Today, online and monthly print publication of the American Institute of Physics
  • AAS Membership Directory (includes a comprehensive listing of all astronomy institutions worldwide)
  • AAS Membership Calendar

Please note: Not all publications above are available to all membership classes or geographic regions. Please see the membership classes page for specific benefits.