None! That is, other than having an interest in science and astronomy and a wish to share your interest with some great people. You don't have to be an expert to participate. All levels of expertise from none to PhD's are welcome. Our members have many different interests including among others; observing our solar system, deep sky observing, astrophotography and professional scientific research.
You also don't need to own a telescope. In fact, we encourage you to join before purchasing your first telescope. This way you can take advantage of the expertise our members and education programs offer before making your selection. Our members and the club own a variety of types and sizes of telescopes and astronomical equipment and we all love to share our toys!
Our members are of all ages and come from all walks of life but we all have one thing in common. We can't seem to avoid looking up on dark nights! If you too enjoy the beauty the night sky offers, then join us!
OKCAC By-laws a PDF document
Benefits of membership include a subscription to the Gazer's Gazette, the official club newsletter, opportunities for substantial discounts to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines and automatic membership in the Astronomical League. This membership includes a subscription to The Reflector, the Astronomical League's quarterly newsletter.
After three months of Club membership, members in good standing may check out one of our Club Telescopes or material from the Club Library and eligbility for a Cheddar Ranch Observatory (CRO) membership.
Membership dues are $36.00 per one-year term renewable in April. Dues will be prorated for new members only on a monthly basis. Please note that this is a family membership so your membership covers your spouse and children at no additional cost.
After 3 months in good standing, new OKCAC members are eligible for a Cheddar Ranch Observatory (CRO) membership. CRO membership dues are $60.00 a year and April 1st begins the Club membership year. New memberships received during the year are prorated on a monthly basis.
Students up to the age of 18, and that are not the children of a regular member qualify for a 25% discount ($27.00) off the regular membership dues. Student memberships apply only to the student.
To join, provide the information listed below. Mail this information along with your check made payable to "The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club" to:
Oklahoma City Astronomy Club
P.O. Box 22804
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1804
Or simply bring it with you to our next meeting.
Questions? Email the Membership Coordinator. We'll be happy to assist you in any way we can.
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