Application for a Gift Membership

“The name of the Society shall be The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh and its objectives shall be to advance the education of the public about the science of astronomy and to promote astronomical research chiefly in the area of the City of Edinburgh and the Lothians.”

Please fill in the form below and send payment by bank transfer (an email will be sent with bank details after we receive this form) or you can also use the PayPal form on the Membership page. Once we receive payment we will send a Gift Certificate which you can give to the recipient. They will then apply for membership using the Certificate number as payment.

    Ordinary MemberConcessionary Member (Pensioner, Student or Unwaged)Junior Member (under 18) ─ please give date of birth:

    Subscription Rates (from 1 October 2023)

    Full rateConcessionary and Junior
    New Applicants October to March for period to September (6 to 12 months)£32£16
    New Applicants April to September for period to September of the following year (12 to 18 months)£32£16
    Members renewing for period October to September (12 months)£32£16


    You can read the Constitution of the Society >

    We would encourage prospective members who are under 18 or who do not live in the Edinburgh area to speak to one of the Society’s Council members after a meeting of the Society before submitting an application for membership.

    People under 18 may apply for Junior Membership. (Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unlikely to accept applications from those under 16.)

    Please not that your application is not complete until you have completed the application form and payment has been received.

    The Society’s membership records are stored on computer. By applying, prospective members are taken to consent to this.