Due to the unprecedented events related to COVID-19 we are suspending all public meetings and events, including Crestview Star Parties until further notice.  You can receive email notices about the status of these and other SMCAS events by selecting the link below or going to https://groups.io/g/SMCASnews and joining the group.  

Benefits of  SMCAS  Membership

Members Community

  • ​Friendly advice and guidance from experienced recreational astronomers
  • access to the SMCAS Groups.io  private email group, which provides access to information about astronomy in general and astronomy related events, file exchange and means of communication with fellow members.

Members Only Events

  • Membership gives you the opportunity to attend member only events which include a Star-B-Que, Holiday Party, Equinox Dinners and member only outings like the recent private tour of SLAC.

Significant Discounts on Equipment and Publications

  • Significant discounts (often worth more than the cost of membership) at Bay Area astronomical equipment retailers. 
  • Discounts on astronomical publications and calendars.

Access to loaner equipment

  • Use of the society's loaner telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy equipment.

Membership in the Astronomical League

  • As a member of SMCAS you automatically become a member of the Astronomical League.  You will receive their quarterly newsletter and be eligible for a 10% discount on their astronomical publications.

Bring an Appreciation of Astronomy and Science to the General to the public

  • Your SMCAS membership supports efforts to bring astronomy to the general public and especially to children and students. 

Every membership is a family membership

  • Your membership includes all members of the immediate family, including your kids.  
  • Annual Dues are:

              $30 Regular Family Membership 

              $15 Full Time Students

SMCAS is a is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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