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Take Advantage of this Special Offer:

* 18 months' membership for the price of a year
* Three copies of the BAA's bimonthly Journal, FREE
* NEW 72-page Observing Guide, worth £7.50, FREE
* Option to buy 2017 Handbook at a reduced rate

This special offer is not available to existing BAA members.

New rolling membership means nothing more to pay for a full 18 months after you join. Offer closes 2017 July 31.

If you are already a BAA member, you can renew your membership here, or register for access to this website here. If you already have an online account, you can log in here.

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 Ordinary £48.00  
 Senior (65 or over)£35.00 
 Young Person (22 or under)£19.00 
 Family (both under 65)£52.00 
 Family (one or both 65 or over)£37.00 
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2017 Handbook
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 2017 Handbook£6.00 

Electronic Bulletins are emailed free, please tick if you wish to receive them.

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Shipping Options
Overseas members will receive their Journals and Handbooks by airmail.
 United KingdomFree 
 Europe, Canary Is., Turkey£14.00 
 Rest of World£21.00 
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Page updated 2017 February 9.