Updated on March 4, 2017
BECOME A MEMBER
Membership in the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers is
open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy. Telescope ownership is
NOT required. Youngsters are welcome, but should only attend events
with a parent or other trusted adult.
- Our monthly newsletter, the Back Bay Observer
- Membership in the Astronomical League (AL)
- Quarterly newsletter, the Reflector (AL)
- Reduced rates on Sky & Telescope and Astronomy
- Access to dark sky observing sites
- Access to membership knowledge and experience
- Participation in club activities
- Educational field trips
- Telescope buying advice
- Trial of accessories before you buy
Your dues go to pay for Astronomical League
membership, our club membership in the International Dark Sky
Association and the cost of producing our monthly newsletter, the Back
Bay Observer. Our membership options are:
Regular Membership: $23 per year. All
other immediate family members of the household are considered as
Associate Members but cannot vote or hold office in the BBAA nor can
they participate in Astronomical League (AL) Programs without becoming
an AL member as an Associate Member. See Associate Member information
Associate Membership (with Astronomical
League): $5 per year and limited to (1) those who have not
graduated high school and are under the age of 18 without an adult
family member joined as a Regular Member or (2) an immediate family
member, regardless of age, of a Regular Member in good standing.
Participation in the AL Programs is permitted with this membership.
Associate Membership (without Astronomical
League): FREE and is limited to (1) those who have not graduated
high school and are under the age of 18 without an adult family member
joined as a Regular Member or (2) an immediate family member,
regardless of age, of a Regular Member in good standing. These members
may participate in all club functions but cannot vote or hold office.
If you would like to join the BBAA, we have two
options to request membership. Those options are PayPal or the US
Postal Service. PayPal offers you the online payment security as well
as providing instant notification that your membership request has been
received. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option
as the PayPal system also takes credit cards while providing security
for you. To use PayPal for your membership payments, please select the
link below and simply follow the instructions provided.
Visit the Back
Bay Amateur Astronomers Store
For Snail Mail (USPS):
Please make your $23.00 check payable to “Back Bay
Amateur Astronomers” or just “BBAA”. Mail to the below address.
BBAA, PO Box 9877
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-9877
Along with your check, be sure to include:
Your Name (and what you like to be called)
Please provide the names of family members that
will be participating with you in astronomy events.
Tell us about your telescope (if you have one),
how long you have been interested in astronomy, and what your observing
Tell us if you have an astronomy or science
related job or credentials.
Tell us about other astronomy clubs you have been
a member of.