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 April 29th:  ASTRONOMY DAY.
AVAC Dark Sky Star Party;  Red Cliffs Natural Area, Red Rock Canyon State Park 3:00 pm Sat April 29 - 8:00 am Sun April 30.
State Highway 14 approx 14 miles north of Mojave. Heading north on the 14, the road into the Red Cliffs Natural Area is a right turn about a quarter mile before (south) of the Abbot Road/Riccardo Campground  https://goo.gl/w1aA4Q

This is a Day Use Area only used by the AVAC with a Special Event Permit.

Friday May 5th, College of the Canyons, Canyon Country Campus, Spring Star Party. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
College of the Canyon Star Party
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Club Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Prime Desert Woodland Moon Walk
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Riverside Telescope Makers Conference
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:00PM - 4:00PM - Monday, May 29, 2017