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Membership of MKAS

Thinking of joining MKAS?
There are plenty of reasons why we think you should...

With MKAS membership, you will get:
• 21 meetings a year
• occasional partner society meetings, that you can join virtually (if they offer)
• invitations to member only trips, often subsidised
• invitations to member only observing events
• opportunity to hire society telescopes for loan
• reduced rate entrance donation at each in-person meeting
• help and support from a friendly and supportive group

The current annual membership fees are:
NEW RATESCommencing 1st April 2024
Full adult membership£35
Family groups1 adult family is £35
10% discount with additional family adults, eg
2 adult family is £63
3 adult family is £94.50
Visitors£4 donation per visit
Under 18sFREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Students, 18 and over50% discount on the full adult membership, ie £17.50
NOTEMembers attending a meeting in person or remotely are requested to donate £2 to cover some of the meeting costs.
Special events may have different fees, as advertised.

Becoming a member of MKAS

You can join by completing this Application form
and paying your membership fee.

Your application will then be reviewed, and you will be notified when your application has been successful.

All applications last 12 months from the date of acceptance as a new member, when renewal is then due.

Renewing your membership

To renew, members should respond to the email they will be sent in the month prior to their renewal date, and follow instructions there, ideally before renewal is due. If a member fails to renew and submit their fee before the renewal date, their membership will lapse and they will be treated as a visitor, and will be asked to donate the visitor amount when attending any meetings until they submit their full membership fee.

If a member wishing to renew cannot locate their reminder emails, the please contact us at

Life Members are not required to pay an annual fee, however, a donation is always welcome.

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