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TAAA Membership

Come and explore the universe with us!

Our members vary in expertise from beginner to professional. Anyone who lives in or near Tucson who is interested in astronomy may join TAAA.

You don't need a telescope to join TAAA!  If you're new to astronomy and would like to learn more before you buy your first telescope, our members are glad to help you. Both beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers will enjoy TAAA meetings and activities, as well as benefit from TAAA resources and community. 

As a member you'll receive the TAAA newsletter, which includes club news, meeting schedules and events, observing resource information, and much more. Past issues are made available for the public.

Join TAAA...

Anyone with an interest in astronomy may join TAAA. TAAA members are eligible for many club benefits. TAAA's resources, community, and outreach programs offer both beginner and advanced amateur astronomers opportunities to interact with other amateur astronomers, advance their knowledge in astronomy, and participate in providing valuable services to the Tucson community. 

Membership Application [PDF]

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You may view samples of past TAAA Newsletter issues on our Newsletters Page.

TAAA Member Benefits

  • Desert Skies Newsletter
    The TAAA's monthly newsletter, "Desert Skies", is filled with news and information about activities and items of interest. (The current issue of "Desert Skies" will be available online only to TAAA Members.)

  • Subscription Discounts
    Members receive discounts on subscriptions to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines.

  • Membership Packet
    A membership packet contains useful information that new members and beginners find valuable.

  • Astronomy Association Meetings and Education
    TAAA's monthly meetings feature education on astronomy essentials and lectures by distinguished speakers from the local Astronomical community.

  • Club Star Parties
    Monthly observing sessions, called "star parties", are held at various dark sites away from Tucson's lights where you can observe the night sky alongside other TAAA members.

  • Club Events
    Members are invited to join in special events, like parties, camp-outs, and public observing sessions.

  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
    Members may participate in TAAA's Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Astronomy Fundamentals SIG; and, Astro-Imaging SIG. Learn more about astronomy and astro-imaging, while having an opportunity to interact with other TAAA members in a smaller group environment.

  • Astronomy Community
    TAAA Members benefit from the informal sharing of ideas and information with 335+ other members who are as excited about Astronomy as you are.

  • Telescope Loaner Program
    TAAA members who are in good standing and have completed all preliminary requirements may participate in TAAA's telescope loaner program. TAAA also offers an eyepiece handbook and evaluation kit.

  • Affiliation with National Astronomy Organizations
    TAAA offers resources that benefit members through its affiliation with organizations such as the Astronomical League and International Dark-Sky Association.

  • Website Exposure
    The TAAA website will continue to expand to feature resources provided by its members. Members may submit their astro-photography for inclusion in the Member Gallery, and members with astronomy websites are invited to have their links included on the Member Websites page.

  • Access to TAAA's New Astronomy Complex
    TAAA is developing our very own permanent dark observing facility! Learn more about it on our Astronomy Complex page.

How to Join

  1. Download the Membership Application [PDF]

  2. Print and complete the form. TAAA membership dues, optional magazine subscription rates, and the optional Astronomical League membership dues are listed on the form.

  3. You may bring your completed application and payment to the next TAAA monthly meeting, or send application and check by mail to:

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
P.O. Box 41254
Tucson, AZ. 85717

Or, call our information line / voicemail at 520 792-6414.

 

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