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Join The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!


Membership in the RASC is open to everyone who is interested in astronomy. You may join through one of 29 RASC Centres, or as a National member.


Membership entitles you to the following benefits:

  • A copy of the annual Observer's Handbook;
  • Six issues of SkyNews magazine - the Canadian Magazine of Astronomy and Stargazing;
  • Six issues of the Journal, the RASC's official publication (in electronic format - print subscription also available);
  • Member discounts on other RASC publications such as the Observer's Calendar;

In addition, members who are attached to a local RASC Centre can enjoy additional benefits:

  • Regular meetings and social events sponsored by Centres;
  • Access to Centre facilities and services such as observatories, libraries, and telescope rentals (where applicable);
  • Centre newsletters highlighting local astronomy events and activities


Discounted membership fees are available for Youth members (under age 21; under 25 if enrolled in post-secondary facility).