19 August 2016 at 12:02 pm #573595owen brazellParticipant
I applaud the option to look at a membership based around PDF versions of the publications. Something I get now with almost all my magazines. It certainly stops the clutter of unread magazines in the hose. I note that when we (Webb Sco) went PDF we did get a number of new members and with increasing postage costs it has helped us. It is unfortunate that the proposed program is only being rolled out to overseas members as I would certainly have signed up for it.
Owen19 August 2016 at 9:07 pm #577478Andy WilsonKeymaster
I very much hope that a digital subscription will be rolled out as an option to all members in the near future. I would like to take advantage of this cost efficient way of being a member, with the ability to access to the journal and handbook online. I subscribe to a number of astronomical organisations and magazines and the annual total is not insignificant. So I applaud initiatives like this.
Andy21 August 2016 at 10:02 am #577479Jeremy ShearsParticipant
Hello Owen and Andy,
Thanks for your interest in the introduction of digital membership to the BAA and your enthusiastic support for the idea. I am glad you like it – and it’s good to hear the positive result that the Webb Society had, Owen. I have set up a team to look at the effective implementation of digital membership. It is very much the intention that we will be able to roll it out it to the wider membership.
I do want to reassure members who value receiving the printed Journal and Handbook, there is no intention of stopping them.
All the best,
Jeremy23 August 2016 at 6:49 am #577480Paul Anthony BrierleyParticipant
I am a dinosaur, who still prefers to recieve printed copies of WEB DSO and BAA Journal.
I wouldn’t object to giving a little extra, towards postage, for the Journal. PDF is OK, if you have a tablet that is big enough to do the contents justice. I only have a Kindle Fire. which is not suitable.2 July 2018 at 7:58 am #579670James LancashireParticipant
I can’t see how to change my subscription. The PayPal link attempts to take full payment of £49.2 July 2018 at 8:43 am #579671Andy WilsonKeymaster
To change your membership type you need to contact the BAA Office, contact details:
In time we wish to have a more streamlined system with our membership database better integrated with the website. For now this kind of change needs to be done by the BAA Office.
BAA Systems Administrator and Web Content Editor2 July 2018 at 1:50 pm #579673James LancashireParticipant
Thanks that was my second option. Now seems to be sorted for me by email.
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