Member Benefits, and Application
Joining the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society has many benefits in addition to interacting with fellow amateur astronomers, and those mentioned on the previous page.
Benefits also include:
Night Visions, the monthly e-newsletter of the BRAS.
Use of BRAS Library.
BRAS loner telescope checkout.
Opportunities to buy discounted equipment.
Quarterly Star Party.
BRAS Observing Clubs/Moonwatchers Certificate.
Automatic membership in the AL (Astronomical League) including a hard-copy subscription to their quarterly newsletter, The Reflector; discounts and a search service for astronomy books, and other benefits.
Email alerts for celestial events.
Use of the BRAS observing site in Maringouin, LA.
Limited use of the HRPO telescope.
Membership dues for new members are pro-rated based on which quarter the membership begins: 4th quarter rates also cover the following year.s
Limited use of the HRPO observatory.
Jan - Mar: $20.00
Apr - Jun: $15.00
Jul - Sep: $10.00
Oct - Dec: $25.00
Each additional Family member: $5.00
Student Membership (thru age 17): $10.00
Membership renewals are $20.00, and are due in January of each year.
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society accepts 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, bring to a meeting, or send it to the email address listed on the application.
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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.
BRAS Membership Application PDF (472 KB)
For more information about BRAS, you can write to or call the address below:
6348 Doubletree Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817-8915
Ph. (225) 751-1685
Or send an e-mail to Merrill Hess at email@example.com
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Louisiana.