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

 Saturday September 22 is a Prime Desert Moon Walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster, starting at 7:00 pm.  Members needed with telescopes.  Free and open to the public.  Weather permitting!

 Saturday October 6, Dark Sky Star Party, Chuchuchate Observing site (off Lockwood Valley Rd, Frazier Park.

Friday, October 12, 7:00 PM, Annual AVAC Business Meeting and Board Election, SAGE Planetarium, Palmdale

Saturday, October 13,  Lunar Observing Group, Antelope Acres, directions and details emailed to members. 

Saturday, October 20, Moon Walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster, starting at 7:00 pm.  Members needed with telescopes.  Free and open to the public.  Weather permitting!  Preceded by Jeremy Amarant's "Scary Science" in the PDW Visitor's Center.

Upcoming Events

Prime Desert Moon Walk
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Nightfall Star Party
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018, 12:00PM - 11:00AM - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
DSSP
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018, 4:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
Club meeting
Friday, Nov 9, 2018, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
EFBC Red Light Tours Star Party
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Prime Desert Moon Walk
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:30PM