The purposes of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society are scientific and educational and are directed toward the advancement of the understanding and appreciation of astronomy and related sciences among the Society members and the public at large
Thank you for your interest in joining RVAS. Simply click on the link below to print out the membership form. Please fill it out and either mail it to address given or bring it with you to an RVAS monthly meeting which is held on the third Monday of each month.
Yearly membership to the Society Individual: $20.00 Student: $10.00
Senior(65+) Individual: $18.00
Senior(65+) Family: $22.00
The membership form is in PDF format and will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your system, please download a free copy from Adobe's website.
Attend monthly meeting which is normally held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Observe with other members at regular observing sessions held on the weekend nights in which there is no moon.
Receive the club's monthly newsletter on-line which describes astronomical happenings in Virginia's heartland.
Automatically become a member of the Astronomical League and participate in their many observing programs.
Astronomy and Sky&Telescope magazine subscription discounts.
Participate in National Astronomy Day which is usually held in April or May.
Attend the RVAS annual picnic in September. If you are a family member, bring the whole family along.
Enter the RVAS astrophotography contest and win prizes.
Join other RVAS members in occasional field trips to astronomy related sites.
Attend meetings of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies at substantially reduced rates.
Meet a great bunch of people!