Membership in the DVAA includes:
- The club's monthly newsletter, The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomer,
(sample here) which includes
announcements of astronomical events, announcements of club
events, and articles of astronomical interest written by club members;
- Special group subscription rates to Sky & Telescope and
- Membership in the Astronomical
League, including their quarterly newsletter, the Reflector, and a
ten percent discount on astronomy books ordered from the League;
- Access to all of the club's dark-sky observing sites.
Map to our public site
- The opportunity to learn the constellations one-on-one with an experienced
- Club library privileges;
Inexpensive rentals of club telescopes (the
club has a 10" Coulter Dob (reflector),a 10" Orion DSE Dob (reflector), an
8" C8 (Schmidt-Cassegrain), and a 90mm Meade ETX (Maksutov-Cassegrain).
Click on the link above for more information.
Annual dues are $36.
Here's a membership application form
that you can print out and send in. Any questions? Just
Here's the membership renewal form
that you can print out and send in if you're already a member.
(Renewals go directly to our treasurer).
Here is an on-line copy of our current By-laws.
- The Amateur Telescope Makers meet monthly at
the home of a member. You may join at any time, and work at your
own pace, or just come to watch, learn and socialize. Expert help and advice
are available for all aspects of telescope making, from mirror grinding
to constructing a mount.
The Messier Club is for observers, and meets every other month for
informal talk about observations, showing of slides, and observing
Basic Astronomy and Observing Techniques Classes are held once or twice
a year, and are open to members only.