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 usually happy to help you set it up and find objects with it!
- Opportunities to participate in our public education programmes, including the possibility of 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 reflector telescope.
- Members can take advantage of our telescope loaner program. You can borrow an 8″ DOB, a pair of Pentax binoculars or a 60mm spotting scope for up to a month to learn the basics of using a telescope. This could help you decide if owning a scope is what you want 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 mailing address. Please do not mail cash. Alternatively, bring the completed membership application with you to the next public general meeting. We look forward to meeting you!
- 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.