The main objective of The Astronomical Society of Glasgow is to promote an interest in Astronomy. Membership of the Society is open to everyone; and all ages are welcomed. While the lecture program is free, its only a small part of what the Society offers. By joining the Society, all the extra benefits below are available.
- Access to the Acre Road observatory twice a month from October through to March where you can use the computer driven 16" Meade LX200 telescope, and learn a little more about observing, and hopefully if the skies are clear see some fantastic views of some of the amazing sights the universe has to offer.
- Darker skies observing evenings held at Mugdock Country Park just outside Glasgow where we have slightly darker skies to observe under. Members bring along their own telescopes, and the Society's telescopes are available for members to look through. So if you're looking to purchase a new telescope, this could be the best way to try out many different scopes under darker skies and ask all the questions you want to from people who own the scopes!
- The Society is building its own observatory at Mugdock Country Park and once this is complete it will be available for use by members.
- Darker Skies weekend, held at Blencathra Fields Studies Centre, outside Keswick in the Lake District, where some of the darkest skies in Scotland can be found. A truly fantastic weekend of observing, that is only available to members.
- Monthly Newsletter
All these extra benefits are available with membership to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. Membership costs £20 per year for those ages 16 and over, and is free for those under 16.
Please note that the Society has completed the process of transitioning from the old ASG to our new form as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (or SCIO for short) which is called "The Astronomical Society of Glasgow SCIO" registered charity number SC049446. The old ASG has been dissolved with the permission of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
To apply to join please download, complete and submit the Membership Application Form
It would be of immense benefit to the Society if you could pay your subscription by bank transfer to the bank account on the form, as this would save unnecessary trips to the bank in these pandemic times. If paying by bank transfer please can you use your full name as the reference so that the Treasurer can correctly identify payments. Completed forms can either be posted or scanned and emailed to the address on the form. Subscriptions paid by bank transfer will be treated as donations until the corresponding form is received.
Please be assured that the personal information supplied by you to the Society is treated confidentially, is used purely for administrative purposes, will not be disclosed to any third party and will be handled in compliance with our data protection policy. Also note that although membership for Junior members (under 16) is free, we do still need a completed membership form so we can send you our Newsletter and membership card, and have your approval to record your details in the database as well as record parental / guardian consent to your membership.