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 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
  • 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 national email lists for astronomical discussions
  • Voting and running for office at the national level

Victoria Centre benefits (to all members):

  • Astronomy Café – a weekly meeting featuring interesting speakers and highlights of local events
  • Events – participation in regularly scheduled local astronomical events such as Special Interest Groups, Star Parties and monthly meetings at the University of Victoria
  • Participation in special events, such as Messier Marathon, International Astronomy Day, and our Island Star Party camping weekend
  • Access to the Victoria Centre Observatory and other local observing events
  • 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