Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

As a member, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free use of The BMO
     Members can after a brief training session have use of the Associations Dark Site Beaver Meadow Observatory located in North Java, NY. the club houses a 20 inch Obsession telescope and a 14 inch Celestron SCT with a NP101 piggybacked for wide field astrophotogrpahy or Visual observing.
  • Stay Informed with The Spectrum
    BAA members receive our Bi-monthly newsletter to keep them informed on current astronomical news and events.
  • Yahoo Groups Mailing List 
    BAA members are welcome to join Yahoo e-groups, Internet mailing list. With over 100 subscribers, this is an extremely useful resource.
  • Discounts on Astronomical Publications
    BAA members can subscribe to  Sky & Telescope magazine for a substantial discount.
  • Special Interest Groups
    BAA members can join in the activities of a number of special interest groups run by the Association. Active groups include Astrophotography, Deep Sky Observing,  and Minor Planet Occultations.

  • The Astronomical Library
    BAA members can borrow from an extensive collection of astronomical books, and read magazines and newsletters from various publications.

  • Telescope Clinics
    BAA members can have their telescopes tuned and serviced at our hands-on telescope clinics, held several times a year. For beginners, basic training and “how-to” tips are provided by our more experienced members.
  • Seminars & Conventions
    Seminars are periodically run by BAA for its members. Members also make the annual trip to NEAF located in Suffern, NY the largest astronomy convention in the nation.
  • Astrophotography Workshops
    BAA members are eligible to attend free workshops to learn the the basic principles of astrophotography and how to take their own photos. The workshop includes taking photos through the 14 inch SCT telescope.
  • Amateur Telescope Making
    Build your own telescope! These sessions are conducted if there is sufficient interest at the time.
  • Share the Experience
    Share your interest and experience with other like-minded people. There is no better way to enjoy the wonderful science of Astronomy. 
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