Why Join AELC?

Why Join the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County?

Members of the community enjoying a night out under the stars at an AELC Star Watch.

Members of the community enjoying a night out under the stars at an AELC Star Watch.

If you love astronomy and are willing to share your passion of the night sky with others, or just looking for a way to start in the hobby, please consider joining us today. We hope that you will become part of the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County and see you under the stars!

Annual membership dues:

  • $10 per student
  • $20 per individual
  • $30 per family.

What are the benefits of joining AELC?

  • Receive AELC electronic updates of club info and events!
  • Access to the AELC Google Groups Forum
  • Participate in AELC monthly observing sessions
  • Quarterly electronic newsletters from the International Dark Sky Association
  • Membership in the Astronomical League, a national organization of amateur astronomers
  • Free subscription to the Astronomical League’s quarterly publication “The Reflector”
  • 10% discount on astronomy books when purchased through the Astronomical League
  • Discount new subscription for Sky & Telescope magazine
  • Discount on a new subscription to Astronomy Technology Today Magazine
  • Discount to Club Members for telescopes and accessories purchased from Highpoint Scientific
  • Opportunity to participate in 20+ observing clubs from lunar observation to galaxy clusters

AELC is also a member of the following organizations please click on the logo to learn more:

NightSkyNetwork International Dark Sky Association Astronomical League

Night Sky Network

International Dark-Sky Association

Astronomical League

 

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