Membership

Becoming a member of the HAA entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Informative monthly meetings at the Hamilton Spectator Auditorium, featuring both amateur and professional astronomers.
  • Beginner’s Group talks to teach newcomers the basics needed to get the most enjoyment out of stargazing.
  • Star nights at the Binbrook Conservation Area where both members and visitors have the opportunity to observe away from city lights through their own telescopes and those of other members. If you bring your scope to Binbrook, other members are happy to help you set it up and find things with it!
  • Opportunities to participate in our public education programmes, including the possibility of giving shows at the McCallion Planetarium at McMaster University.
  • Special group activities such as the Cosmology Discussion Group, Book Club etc.
  • Telescope-making classes for those interested in building their own reflecting telescope.
  • Members can take advantage of our telescope loaner program. Borrow an 8″ DOB, a pair of Pentax binoculars or a 60mm spotting scope for up to 1 month to learn the basics of using a telescope and help decide if owning a scope is what you want to do and what type of scope might work best for you.

To become a member download the membership application and mail it along with your payment to the following. Please don’t mail cash. Alternatively bring your completed membership application with you to the next public general meeting. We look forward to meeting you!

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Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 65578, Dundas, Ontario, Canada L9H 6Y6

 

The HAA is a registered, non-profit charitable organization (BN 8916 46267 RR0001). Donations over $15 and membership fees are eligible for tax receipts upon request.