Want to become an NEAS Member?
The Society currently comprises around 100 members, some more active than others, covering a wide range of interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. Our aim is to be a social and friendly group, catering for anybody with an interest in astronomy – so don’t be scared off if you consider yourself a beginner: everyone is at some point!
If you’ve never been to one of our meetings, we suggest you come along before joining: you can get to meet everyone first, find out what we’re about, and then you will be in a better position to make a decision on becoming a member. We welcome anyone to our public lectures or public stargazing sessions.
Our annual subscription fees are £25 per person, £35 per couple/family, £10 for under 16s or full time students.
- access to and full use of our observatory dark site and telescopes
- our monthly Pulsar e-magazine
- reduced door charge for public meetings
- observing sessions and workshops
- members-only events, meetings, activities and curry nights
- affiliate membership of the Society for the History of Astronomy
The £10 Junior Membership for under 16s also entitles the Junior member to free entry to all public meetings (although you must be accompanied by an adult).
If you do wish to join, you can download a membership application form here. If you’d like further information, please do get in touch.
The NEAS Committee
The Society’s committee are those members who have volunteered to organise the activities of the Society and generally make it function as the organisation it is today. Although we take on formal titles out of tradition, it’s a fairly informal committee. If you’re at one of our events and want to know more about the Society, please come and speak to one of us.
The committee members for 2016–17 are:
All Society members should read and recognise the NEAS Child & Vulnerable Adult policy, which is available in pdf format: Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Guidelines.