AAA membership lasts for 12 months and includes:

How do I join?

The AAA membership year begins during the first week of September. Members may join at any point during the year on a pro rata basis.

To join The AAA please complete a membership application form (hard copies available from The Treasurer) and hand to The Treasurer, along with your payment, at one of our meetings.

We currently accept payment by cash, bank transfer (details available from The Treasurer) or cheque (made payable to 'The Athenaeum Astromomy Association').

Not sure?

If you're not sure whether you want to commit to a year's membership, you are welcome to come along to your first two meetings at no cost while you make up your mind.

For membership enquiries please email

Membership categories

Adults (over 18s) £25
Children (under 18s) Free
Couples £40
Full-time students £15

   The membership year runs from the first week of September, with fees chargeable on a pro rata basis. Please confirm the applicable pro rata fee, by contacting the AAA Treasurer before making any payment.

   In accordance with our Child Protection Policy, which adopts the FAS Child Protection Guidelines, any under-16s attending AAA meetings or events must be accompanied by an adult member. 16-18 year-olds wishing to attend meetings unaccompanied, must provide a permission statement signed by their parent or guardian.

   A couple must be resident at the same address.