Join North Essex Astronomical Society!

We currently have around 100 members, from beginners to keen astrophotographers.

Open to all, we cover a wide range of interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. Some members are more active than others, but all are welcome.

Our aim is to be a social and friendly group, catering for anybody with an interest in astronomy – so don’t be scared off if you consider yourself a beginner: everyone is at some point!

If you’ve never been to one of our meetings, we suggest you come along before joining: you can get to meet everyone first, find out what we’re about, and then you will be in a better position to make a decision on becoming a member. We welcome anyone to our public lectures or public stargazing sessions.

Subscription Fees

Our annual subscription fees are £25 per person, £35 per couple/family, £10 for under 16s or full time students.

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Some of our members with a sign to remind them who they are!

Membership entitles you to:

  • access to and full use of our observatory dark site and telescopes
  • our monthly Pulsar e-magazine
  • reduced door charge for public meetings
  • observing sessions and workshops
  • members-only events, meetings, activities and curry nights
  • affiliate membership of the Society for the History of Astronomy

The £10 Junior Membership for under 16s also entitles the Junior member to free entry to all public meetings (although you must be accompanied by an adult).

To join download our membership form,  fill it in and send off with payment.

Our constitution can be found here. This document sets out the rules we follow to run our society. All members should read it.

For further information, please get in touch, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Please remember that the society is run by volunteers and while we aim to get back to you quickly, we all have real jobs too.

All Society members should read and recognise the NEAS Child & Vulnerable Adult policy, which is available in pdf format: Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Guidelines.