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Membership Portal of the AmateurAstronomers Association of New York

Member Benefits

Welcome to the Amateur Astronomers Association.  We're excited to show you all the club has to offer! Become a member and get full access to all of the below, plus more! 


The AAA offers astronomy-related courses at both the beginner and intermediate levels.  The fee for the series of six sessions is $60.   You must be a member to take these courses.  To see our current offerings, click here.

Lecture Series

The AAA presents a series of eight lectures on Friday evenings from October through May each year. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations or tickets are required.  Click here for more information.

Social Events

We are a very friendly club and hold social events several times a year.  Because these are members-only events, we don’t announce them on our website or on our social media handles. Once you become a member, you’ll receive announcements regarding these events via email, relevant Google Groups pages, and they will also be listed on the Member's Portal home page, well in advance of the scheduled date.



New and prospective members always ask, “Do I need to buy a telescope?”  The answer, of course, is “No”.  About half of our members own a scope.  But if you want to learn about what’s up there in the sky, there’s no better way than to look through the eyepiece of a scope, either yours or someone else’s.

Bring your telescope, or come without one, to one of our public observing sessions located all around the city.  The locations are all listed on our Observing page.  There’s also a list of the next upcoming event for each location on our Google Calendar.

The seasoned observers at these sites are always eager to answer questions and to let you look through their scope.  And if you’re ready to buy your own scope, they can give you purchasing advice.

Special Interest Groups

We use Google Groups as a means for members to communicate in a group setting. There is one general purpose group and three special interest groups. Join any or all of the fascinating groups below!

  • AAA Talk-Talk – for members wishing to participate in discussions of general interest about astronomy.
  • AAA Dark Sky Observing Group – for members who want to go out of town to observe dark sky objects.  This group is mainly used to announce upcoming trips and to arrange ride sharing.
  • AAA Volunteer Observers Group – for members with telescopes who volunteer to bring their scopes to our free public observing sessions in the city.
  • AAA Astrophotography Group – for members interested in night-sky photography.
  • AAA Observers Solar Group – for members interested in solar observing, equipment, and techniques.
  • AAA Eclipse and Occultation Observers Group – for members interested in lunar and solar eclipses, in addition to various types of occultations.


Eyepiece, AAA’s web-based newsletter, provides readers with a varied diet of club news, lectures and other events in and around New York City. Articles offer tips on observing, astrophotography, and equipment, in addition to reports on discoveries and other relevant news about astronomy and astrophysics. Email messages alert members when new content is available.

Magazine Subscription Discount Forms

Club members can subscribe to Sky & Telescope Magazine and Astronomy Magazine at greatly reduced rates. 

To subscribe to Sky & Telescope magazine, click here to get a reduced rate for the club.
To subscribe to Astronomy Magazine, please print out this form and send it to the address written.

Visit our main website at:
or 212-535-2922

One Penn Plaza, Suite #6149
New York, NY 10119

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