If you would like to join the BBAA, we have two options available for you to request membership. Those options are using PayPal on the fields available below 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 desired options below and simply follow the instructions provided. To use the US Postal Service option follow this link.
Join the BBAA or renew your membership
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 below.
With membership in the Astronomical League ($5 per year)
*** UPDATE *** Please disregard the YES or NO option for the club newsletter. In the past we offered the option to receive the Newsletter through the mail. We have decided to discontinue that option due to the disinterest by the majority of the club.
Please provide all requested information. This information is not shared with the BBAA membership and is used only by the BBAA officers if they must contact you
Both Astronomy Magazine and Sky & Telescope Magazine offer discounted subscription rates to astronomy clubs. These discounts are a big savings over regular rates.
Please make sure you provide your name and snail mail address if ordering without renewing a membership or becoming a new member as we need a valid address for the subscription. All subscription requests will be verified against the current membership registry. Non-members will be notified and refunds generated.
All apparel items on this page are offered by Cavalier Sportswear which is a local company in Hampton Roads. This is the same company that we've ordered our polo shirts and ball caps from in the past.
There are two options to pay for the apparel. You can use the PayPal option or you may give one of the club officer's the cash. Please be aware that due to past issues all cash orders will NOT be submitted to Cavalier Sportswear until payment has been made to a club officer. Thank you for your understanding.
To purchase an item using PayPal please follow these steps:
Please provide all requested information. This information is not shared with the BBAA membership and is used only by the BBAA officers if they must contact you. The personal information asked for when ordering the apparel will only be used to ensure delivery of the items that you have purchased.
The BBAA is a 501(c)(3) Scientific Educational organization dedicated to "Bringing Astronomy to the People of Hampton Roads."
All donations to the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers are tax deductible.
Donate to the BBAA Outreach Fund
The BBAA performs many outreach events every year with Schools, Scouts, City, and State organizations. In order to provide support to the organizations that make requests we must satisfy various operation needs such as websites, training events, club equipment, and other needs related to our outreach operations. Donations to our Outreach Fund allows us to train new members, purchase or manufacture observing equipment, cover our events with insurance, and other logistic requirements. Without donations our outreach events would be limited.
Donate to the BBAA Scholarship Fund
The BBAA has established a scholarship program to offer financial assistance to graduating high school students who have demonstrated an avid interest in astronomy. The scholarship award is normally awarded in the spring in the form of a check payable to the college or university listed on the recipient's scholarship application, or to such other college or university designated by the recipient to which the recipient has been accepted. Please donate to a worthy cause.
Members Event/Services Payments
This option is for club members to pay for various club events or services (Training, workshops, educational trips...) when requested to do so. This option is not to be used unless you have received instruction to make a payment for events/services.