Relying on our membership
The Nanaimo Astronomy Society is a registered non-profit society, dedicated to teaching people about astronomy.
We fund our outreach, events, learning and web resources, and other programs through our memberships and fundraising.
- Free attendance to our monthly meetings held year round where we have regular presentations from working professional Astronomers from the Hertzberg institute in Victoria (the largest Professional Astronomical Institute in Canada) on their cutting edge research.
- Members-only observing sessions at our Society Observatory, with member telescopes, and the Society’s 20″ Dobsonian Telescope.
- Borrow a telescope from the Society loaner scopes, including a Hydrogen-Alpha Solar telescope for looking safely at the sun.
- A one-off discount with All-Star Telescopes in Alberta. The discount is $20 for new members, and $10 for renewing members when making a purchase of $50 or more. All-Star telescopes also offer free shipping and don’t collect PST. Contact us using the form below, for details of how to claim your discount.
- A voice and vote in how the Society is run and what we focus on.
Memberships run from October to the following Sept, and are pro-rated by 50% after April, e.g. a personal membership becomes $15 if you join after April in any calendar year.
- A personal membership is $30. ($15 after 1st April)
- A family (more than one immediate family member) membership is $45 ($22 after 1st April)
- Post high school Student Membership is $5 per year.
To become a member of the Nanaimo Astronomy Society you can either pay online, or come to our meetings and pay in person by cheque, cash, or credit card.