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National Regular, Family or Youth membership

To join RASC as a national Regular or Youth member, please go to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada national website and click on “Join“, or call the RASC National Office at 1-416-924-7973 or 1-888-924-7272 (toll free in Canada).

All national Regular, Family and Youth memberships (new or renewals) are processed through the National office, not through Victoria Centre.

National benefits:

  • A copy of the Observer’s Handbook, published annually
  • Six issues of SkyNews – a leading Canadian astronomy magazine
  • Six issues of the Journal – the RASC’s official publication, published in electronic format (included) or paper (extra charge)
  • Member discounts on other popular RASC items, such as the Beginner’s Observing Guide, the Observer’s Calendar, and memorabilia through the national online store
  • Voting and running for office at the national level


Victoria Centre benefits (to all members):

  • Meetings – monthly meetings featuring interesting speakers and highlights of local events
  • Events – participation in regularly scheduled local astronomical events such as Astro CafĂ©, New Observer’s Group, and Star Parties at The Centre of the Universe
  • Participation in special events, such as Messier Marathon, International Astronomy Day, and our local Star Party camping weekend
  • Access to the Victoria Centre Observatory and other local observing events
  • Victoria Centre’s newsletter Skynews (10 issues/year)
  • Sharing camaraderie with your fellow members at impromptu observing sessions and social events
  • Discussing astronomical topics and general chit chat on our email lists and social media groups
  • Access to an extensive collection of publications and multimedia through Victoria Centre’s print and video Library
  • Free loan of Victoria Centre’s telescopes for your personal use
  • Voting and running for office at Victoria Centre