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The British Astronomical Association has been a driving force in amateur astronomy for over 125 years and is today recognised as one of the world’s leading amateur groups. Founded in 1890, the BAA is a global community of amateur astronomers with members in over 40 countries.

We offer two forms of membership; the traditional BAA subscription with printed copies of publications, and a digital membership where the publications are provided in digital media only, but all other services are the same.

A BAA subscription entitles you to:

  • Join a global community of amateur astronomers
  • Receive our bi-monthly Journal & annual Handbook
  • Attend our meetings and workshops around the country
  • Share images and observations on your own BAA Member Album and join discussions on the BAA Forum
  • Get help and advice to develop your skills from experienced Directors of our BAA Observing Sections
  • Watch videos of talks by leading experts online
  • Access tutorials
  • Make a real scientific contribution!

We welcome new members no matter what your level of experience. We organise Observer’s Challenges that beginners and the more advanced can participate in. And you can collaborate with the pros through our Observing Sections and contribute articles to the Journal

Do take some time to look around our website and if you like what you see, why not join today

Subscription rates (2021-22)
Young Persons’ membership (22 years of age or under)£20.50
Digital-only£12.50
Ordinary Members (23–64)£50.50
Digital-only£30.50
Senior Members (65 or over)£37.00
Digital-only£22.50

Family Membership

If both members are under 65£54.50
Digital-only£40.00
If one or both members are 65 or over£39.00
Digital-only£32.50

Family membership is available for two people living at the same address. For standard membership, only one Journal and Handbook will be sent although both members may attend meetings, use the website and have a vote.

Postage overseas

The following postage rates are included in hard copy overseas memberships. If you are happy reading the Journal and Handbook online, then you may want to consider our Digital memberships which are cheaper as they do not include the postage and printing costs.

Europe (incl. Canary Is. & Turkey)£14.00
Rest of World£21.00

Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Society£50.50
Digital-onlyN/A

Libraries

Library£76.00
Digital-onlyN/A

You can join online by completing this form. If you are interested in Affiliated Society or Library subscriptions then please contact the BAA Office.