Benefits

Membership benefits and privileges

  • Extended website access.
  • Trade discounts at Jaycar electronics stores.
  • Private Messaging (PM) facility, to directly contact other members and receive messages from the President.
  • Access to members with a wealth of expertise in various aspects of amateur astronomy.
  • Advice on purchasing a telescope, mount, eyepieces and other accessories.
  • Advice on setting up your observing equipment.
  • Advice on using your equipment.
  • Advice on maintaining  your equipment.
  • Advice on upgrading your equipment.
  • Purchase of MAS merchandise at membership prices.
  • Regular access to monthly meetings.
  • Regular guest speakers, including elite professional astronomers and experienced amateurs.
  • Access to members observing field nights at our two dark sky sites.
  • Access to our Stargard observing site at no additional charge.
  • Low cost entry to our Forest observing site.
  • One free weekend per financial year at The Forest dark sky observing site.
  • Telescope 'workshop' evenings.
  • The Society's NSW Police registration, negating the need for individual registration of a laser pointer with the Police for astronomical use.
  • Annual membership identity card.
  • Name tag to display at meetings.
  • Access to public observing nights without the need to book.
  • Members who renew membership on time avoid paying another joining fee.
  • Membership fee discounts for families, students and pensioners.
  • Free display of members astronomical images, on website, at exhibitions and/or on collaborative DVD.
  • Sharing your common interest in astronomy with others.

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