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What do you get from your SMCAS membership?

Members Community
Friendly advice and guidance from experienced recreational astronomers as well as access to the SMCAS Yahoo Group which provides access to information about astronomy in general and astronomy related events, file exchange and means of communication with fellow members. Members also attend the society’s annual banquet and Christmas party.

Significant Discounts on Equipment
Significant discounts (often worth more than the cost of membership) at Bay Area astronomical equipment retailers such as Scope City and Orion Telescopes

Discounts on Publications
Discounts on astronomical publications such as Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines

Monthly Lectures & Access to information
SMCAS holds monthly meetings at the College of San Mateo’s state-of-the-art Planetarium where authors and scientists from respected scientific and academic organizations including NASA, Berkley & Stanford deliver talks designed for the wide public. Also gain access to a library of educational material, books and software

Access to loaner equipment
Use of the society's loaner telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomical equipment

Annual Dues are:

  • $30 Regular Family Membership 
  • $15 for Full Time Students