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Join the Central Texas Astronomical Society

Why be a member?


Whether you are an experienced observer or just starting out, membership in the Central Texas Astronomical Society brings you together with a wonderful group of people who are passionate about all aspects of astronomy.  As a member, you can enjoy many benefits including: access to our world class observatory and dark sky observing site,  discounts on subscriptions to "Sky and Telescope" and "Astronomy" magazines, access to our monthly members-only star parties and other exclusive events, membership to the nation-wide astronomy club, The Astronomical League, and much more!  As of February 1, 2014  current annual dues are $35 for an individual or $50 for a family membership.  To join our group, click on: 

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CTAS Newsletter

Each member receives our monthly newsletter, "Carpe Noctem", via email and download from the website. CN contains Society news and articles written by amateur astronomers on various issues concerning astronomy.

Astronomical League Membership

Joining CTAS includes membership with the Astronomical League. The Astronomical League publishes a quarterly newsletter,"The Reflector", which each CTAS member receives. Also, additional benefits included with membership in the Astronomical Leage are eligibility for various observing awards such as Messier Certificates, Double Star observing certificate, and Lunar certificate just to name a few.

Magazine Discounts

Each member is entitled to discount subscriptions for "Astronomy" and "Sky & Telescope" magazines. Discounted U.S. subscription prices for current year are as follows :

Astronomy Magazine - 1 year for $34 / 2 years for $60
Sky and Telescope - 1 year for $32.95

Contact Treasurer Dave Eisfeldt  for more details:

Star Parties

Each member is welcome to attend our monthly star parties held at the Turner Research Station near Clifton Texas.  Members also have access to set up personal telescopes at the Turner Research Station.  This site enjoys dark skies, while being reasonably accessible to Waco, Temple, and Killeen.