We look forward to welcoming you to RASC!

National Regular, Family, or Youth membership

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

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

National benefits:

  • A copy of the Observer’s Handbook, published annually
  • SkyNews – a leading Canadian astronomy magazine published 6 times a year
  • The Journal – the RASC’s official publication, published 6 times a year 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
  • Access to email lists for astronomical discussions
  • 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 Astronomy Café, 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
  • Special Interest Groups – join a group that meets monthly to explore specific topics
  • Victoria Centre’s newsletter Skynews (10 issues/year, sent electronically by email)
  • Sharing camaraderie with your fellow members at impromptu observing sessions and social events
  • Discussing astronomical topics and general chit chat on our local 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