Membership

As well as having access to a wealth of knowledge from other society members being a member gives you access to the following.

Library

The library which is available at all meeting includes books and DVD's to cater for all abilities. Feel free to to browse and sign out any publication for as long as you want. (Obviously if the item you have on loan is in high demand you may need to return it sooner).

Loan Equipment

Telescopes
We have a pair of 150mm diameter Dobsonian telescopes that we use at outreach events but members can also borrow them to find their way around the night sky.

Solar Telescope
Not all astronomy takes place at night, you can learn a lot by looking at our own nearest star. So why no borrow the society solar scope for a couple of weeks and study our sun in safety.

Canon 600D DSLR Camera, Vixen Polari Star Tracker & Tripod
Astrophotography need not involve complex hardware setup. This simple device mounts to a conventional camera tripod to ensure smooth tracking of the sky for long exposures. We supply you the tripod, camera and remote control. The only thing we can't guarantee is a clear sky!

All the above items of kit and many more can be borrowed through the society library.

How To Join

If you would like to join, please contact the club via our email address: basingstokeas.org.uk@gmail.com

Membership fees - Society membership subscription is £15.00 per year. Tea and coffee are provided for a small charge. Guests are welcome, we do ask guests for a contribution of £2 per visit toward the cost of room hire.