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Membership Application

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Joining the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society has many other benefits besides the ability to interact with your fellow amateur astronomers, and the others mentioned on the previous page.

Benefits also include:

Star Night Visions, the monthly newsletter of the BRAS.

Star Discounts on renewal of Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines.

Star Use of the BRAS observing site in Maringouin, LA.

Star Automatic membership in the Astronomical League. That includes their quarterly newsletter, The Reflector, discounts and a search service for astronomy books, and other benefits.

Star Email alerts for celestial events.

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Membership dues for new members joining, the amount is pro-rated for the initial year based on which quarter the membership begins. The rates are reflected below. 4th quarter rates also cover the following year.

Star Jan - Mar: $20.00

Star Apr - Jun: $15.00

Star Jul - Sep: $10.00

Star Oct - Dec: $25.00

Star Each additional Family member: $5.00

Star Student Membership (thru age 17): $10.00

Membership renewals are $20.00, and are due in January of each year.

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The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society accepts electronic payment of dues via PayPal. If you wish to pay electronically, please choose from the following dues payment options. New members will still need to fill out the membership application found on this page and either mail it in or send it to the email address listed on the application.

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Dues Renewal
Individual Dues
Family Dues
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If you wish to join the BRAS, you can download the PDF format membership application below. To save the file to your hard drive, right-click on the link and choose “Save file.” You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or some other program that reads PDF to view these files.

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BRAS Membership Application PDF (472 KB)

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For more information about BRAS, you can write to or call the address below:

Craig Brenden
6348 Doubletree Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817-8915
Ph. (225) 751-1685

Or send an e-mail to Merrill Hess at

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The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Louisiana.

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