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Last Call for Renewals with Special Promotions

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 13:02

The new year is just around the corner, and that means time is running out on the two special offers we're making available to AAS members during this year's renewal season.

You have only until 31 December 2013 to renew for two years at the 2014 rate, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 too. This applies not only to your basic AAS membership but also to your division memberships. (Note: This offer is not available to junior members; instead, junior members get a two-years-for-the-price-of-one special rate when first joining the Society.)

Bonus: If you renew by 31 December you'll also receive a 15% discount off your portion of the author charges for one paper in the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplement, or the Astronomical Journal for 2014. (Note: This offer is available to all members, including junior members.)

Best of all, if you're eligible for both benefits, you can combine them: If you pay your 2015 dues by 31 December 2013, you'll receive the 15% author-charge discount in 2015 as well!

Paper renewal notices were mailed a couple of weeks ago to all members who hadn’t yet renewed. If you haven’t received yours by now, we may not have your current address. Please check your member profile; if it isn’t correct, please update it and email our membership department to let us know if you’ll renew online (which helps keep everyone’s costs down) or if you’d prefer that we mail you a paper renewal form.

On a related note, you still have time to make a year-end donation to support your favorite AAS programs. The AAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so contributions from U.S. citizens are tax deductible. Receipts for tax purposes will be mailed in January 2014.

Since this is the time of year for making lists and checking them twice, here’s your year-end checklist:

  1. Renew my AAS membership
  2. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the AAS

Thanks, happy holidays, and all best wishes for the coming year!

Faye Peterson
Former Membership Services Manager
American Astronomical Society
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