The AVAC has nearly 100 members with varied astronomy backgrounds. Some members are experienced amateur astronomers, while others are just starting. Some enjoy visual observing while others try their hand at astrophotography. All members receive the DSO, our monthly newsletter. As an added benefit, subscription to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines are available to members at substantial discounts. Membership in the AVAC also gets you membership in the Astronomical League and their quarterly newsletter, The Reflector.

The Club has resources for members wishing to learn the night sky. Loaner telescopes are available for members without a scope. The Library is stocked with a great assortment of books and tools for the amateur astronomer, which can be borrowed at any time.

Becoming a member of the AVAC is easy. Just fill out the application form on our website, and remit your dues via PayPal. Alternatively, you can fill out the form online, print it, and mail it to the Treasurer with your dues. You can also download a PDF version of the form. We recommend PayPal, since it's so quick and easy. We get notice of your payment immediately, and you can begin experiencing the benefits of membership right away. Just click the Join the AVAC button below.

If you are currently an AVAC member, you can renew your membership  first logging on here, or on the home page.  Once you have logged in, go to the Member Profile page, listed under the Membership menu, click on the Membership tab in your profile and then click on the "Reactivate" button.

AVAC Membership Dues are prorated. 

* Members joining in December pay the full yearly price but don't expire until December 31st of the following year.

Month
Family
Individual
Junior
JAN
$ 30.00
$ 25.00
$ 15.00
FEB
$ 27.50
$ 22.92
$ 13.75
MAR
$ 25.00
$ 20.83
$ 12.50
APR
$ 22.50
$ 18.75
$ 11.25
MAY
$ 20.00
$ 16.67
$ 10.00
JUN
$ 17.50
$ 14.58
$ 8.75
JUL
$ 15.00
$ 12.50
$ 7.50
AUG
$ 12.50
$ 10.42
$ 6.25
SEP
$ 10.00
$ 8.33
$ 5.00
OCT
$ 7.50
$ 6.25
$ 3.75
NOV
$ 5.00
$ 4.17
$ 2.50
DEC*
$ 30.00
$ 25.00
$ 15.00

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Checks should be made payable to:

AVAC.
P.O. Box 8545
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 724-1623 Or (661) 822-4580

Announcements

 

On Friday February 9th at 7pm, we will have Rahul I. Patel, Ph.D. to give us a presentation.  Dr. Patel is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics at Caltech/IPAC.  He works on identifying solar systems that might harbor planets by searching for and characterizing the dust around other stars. Dr. Patel will take us on a quick tour through the history of exoplanet discoveries, detection techniques, what we can learn from the current discoveries, and what the astrophysics community has planned for the next decade.

On Saturday February 10th at 6pm we have a Prime Desert Moon Walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster.  Weather permitting.  Free and open to the public.  Telescope viewing before and after the walk. 

 

Upcoming Events

SAGE 20th Anniversary
Friday, Mar 9, 2018, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
AVAC Club Meeting
Friday, Mar 9, 2018, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Prime Desert Woodland Moon Walk
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Mar 18, 2018