Membership - Joining the Croydon Astronomical Society
How to join the Society
Newcomers and guests tend to visit for a few meetings to determine if membership is for them. However, membership is open to all at any time and is encouraged.
All you need to do to join the society is to come along to any of our meetings at the Royal Russell School or to our observatory at Kenley and fill in a membership form; alternatively complete a membership form and give or post to us (no email attachments please). Our constitution requires that members reaffirm their membership every year so a new form will need to be completed once a year. We use the same form, both for new members to join our society and existing members to reaffirm.
Our membership year starts on the 1st September and ideally a form should be completed by October, but later is still okay. You need to have filled in a form in good time to attend the AGM or if you wish to stand for any of the committee posts. Details of why you are required to reaffirm your membership are in the FAQs.
How much does it cost to join?
There are no mandatory fees to join the society and no obligatory fees to attend the meetings. To finance the activities of the society we ask members for donations and we also hold a raffle at the Royal Russell School meetings. No committee member is paid personally for any work; we are all volunteers.
Please complete the Gift Aid form if you pay tax and make a donation, as it allows us to claim the basic rate of tax - currently 25% of your donation -back from the government through the HM Revenue and Customs Gift Aid scheme.
Both forms must be printed as we require paper copies; thank you.
Subscribe to the CAS forum croydonastro on Google Groups here, where members share images of astronomical objects and partake in a discussion of a general or particular astronomical interest. It is also where news and events are shared not necessarily regarding our society specifically.
Where can I find additional information?
The following pages have additional information that you may find useful:
If you have any additional questions please either email our membership secretary (the address can be found on our ContactUs page). If you wish to contact us by telephone please leave a message on our answer telephone service on 020 8668 9642 and we will contact you.