How to Join

To join the York Astronomical Society (YAS), please complete (a) the Membership Registration form, (b) send the membership fee to the YAS bank account (see details on How to Donate page) with the Membership Code and your Full Name (or Initial & Surname) in your Bank Reference (eg. Adult fee for John Smith is: ADL / John Smith). 

Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email confirmation from our Treasurer ( by the following week (or sooner).


Membership Types

The membership types annual membership fees for 2022-2023 are given below.

Code Description Amount
ADL Adults (18+) £30
CON Concessions (plus 16 – 18 yrs) / includes retired/unwaged £15
FAM Family Membership (for up to two adults and two children). All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer for safeguarding reasons (see our Child Protection Policy). Please advise the DOB of all the children. £45

The attendance fee for each meeting is £3.00 for members and £6.00 for non-members.


Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to joining The York Astronomical Society, some of which include:

  • Discounted entry to public meetings and events
  • Use of the members’ observatory (see Locations)
  • Use of the society’s telescopes and equipment
  • Newsletters detailing upcoming events, Mailing List, specialist articles and more
  • Access to member events

To send/donate any money to the YAS, please see the How to Donate page for details.