Application for 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.

    Ordinary MemberConcessionary Member (Pensioner)Concessionary Member (Student or Unwaged)Junior Member (under 16) ─ 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


    • The Constitution of the Society may be inspected at any Ordinary Meeting, usually on the first Friday of the month, or read in full on this website.
    • People under 16 may apply for Junior Membership. (Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unlikely to accept applications from those under 16.)
    • If the applicant is normally resident chiefly within the Edinburgh and Lothians area then they become a “Local Member”, otherwise a “Remote Member”.
    • Please be aware that it is not possible to deliver all membership benefits to Remote Members.
    • Note 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.

    Gift Aid Notes

    1. You may cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the Charity;
    2. You must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the Charity reclaims on your donations in the tax year (since 6 April 2011, 25p for each £1 you give);
    3. If in future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you may cancel your declaration (see note 1);
    4. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment Tax Return;
    5. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid Tax Relief, contact HM Revenue & Customs;
    6. Please notify the Charity if you change your name or address