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 April 27th at 7:30 pm we will be attending the College of the Canyons Star Party.  Set up time is approximately 1 hour prior to event.  Weather permitting. An email will be sent out several days prior to the event with a map and further information. 

Saturday May 5th at 8pm is a Moon Walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster.  Join Jeremy on the astronomy walk and talk, and look through the telescopes before and after the walk!!  Weather permitting, free and open to the public.

At our club meeting on Friday May 11th at 7pm we will have Chris Butler speaking on 'From Nine Planets to Nine Billion Worlds'.  Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

College of the Canyons Star Party
Friday, Apr 27, 2018, 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Prime Desert Moon Walk
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Club Meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Lunar Club
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
RTMC Camp Oakes
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:00PM - 11:00PM - Monday, May 28, 2018