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

 

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21. The eclipse will not be total from the Antelope Valley but will still be impressive at 71% of total.  Because so many of our members are traveling to the path of totality, WE WILL NOT BE HOSTING A LOCAL EVENT.   There will be no event at the SAGE Planetarium. Information on the local times can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/lancaster

Since we are still getting inquiries, we want to clarify that the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club has exhausted our supply of eclipse glasses. We do not have any more for distribution to the public.

The Antelope Valley Astronomy Club has been handing free eclipse glasses out at some of our events since Memorial Day weekend and we have no more to give.  As of our meeting at the SAGE Planetarium on Friday 8/11, and our event at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve on Sat 8/12, we had handed out approximately 1,000 to the community.

Most online retailers have exhausted their supplies as well and we do not know where you can get them. 

 

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting
Friday, Sep 8, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017