The Astronomical Society of Tasmania welcomes everyone who shares an interest in all branches of astronomy and related sciences.


There are no qualifications to join, nor is it necessary to own your own telescope.


Full membership entitles you to:

  • Attendance at monthly Society meetings and events held in Hobart and Launceston. Information on current activities and upcoming night sky events of interest is shared together with presentations on a wide variety of interesting and current topical issues relating to astronomy.
  • 12-month subscription to Australian Sky and Telescope magazine.
  • Observing nights across Tasmania with the opportunity to meet and learn from others with similar interests. Members are very willing to assist others to explore the wonders of our night sky. The Society has a range of telescopes at our Mount Pleasant Observatory for members’ use.
  • Advice and assistance with getting started with your first telescope. We also provide access to loan telescopes to help you make that all-important decision. Our observing nights are also an opportunity for people considering purchasing a telescope, to “try before buying” and to receive help on the setup of their new telescope.
  • Special offers, from time to time, on the purchase of astronomical items of interest.
  • Participation in special interest groups which are active from time to time in the Society.
  • Use of the Society’s extensive library.
  • Free admission to the Launceston Planetarium upon presentation of a current Membership Card. 


In keeping with our aim of promoting community interest in astronomy, members are encouraged to actively participate in the Society’s many and varied public outreach activities should they wish to. These activities include public observing nights, various school and community events and public education programs. Many members gain great personal satisfaction from introducing the wonders of the night sky to interested children and to the wider community.  Members who are keen to share their special interests are regular presenters at out monthly General Meetings.



Your initial membership of the Society is for twelve months commencing from the date you are accepted into the Society. Our annual subscription to Australian Sky and Telescope – provided for in your membership fee – will be for the same twelve months (8 Issues).

Your annual renewal notice is emailed to you on each anniversary of your date of commencement and is due and payable within 30 days of receipt of your renewal notice.




STEP 1: Pay using one of four convenient methods:

  • Bank Transfer/Direct deposit/EFT: Complete the Online membership form, and direct deposit the full amount using Subs / Your Surname as the reference.
  • PayPal , Credit Card : Complete the Online membership form and pay using your credit or debit card via PayPal.  
  • Cheque or money order: Post the completed PDF membership form with your Australian cheque or money order. Note that payment via cheque/money order takes an additional 2 weeks to process.
  • Cash: Enclose the completed PDF membership form with correct money in an envelope, and hand it in at Monthly Meeting.

STEP 2: To pay your membership , download the PDF Membership form or complete it online.




Membership is open to everyone, subject to a successful application.

Click on highlighted membership required below & keep reference receipt when completing membership form.

Full Membership - $90 pa:

Entitles the member to all of the Society’s benefits and activities, including a 12-month subscription to Australian Sky and Telescope.

Household Membership - $90 pa:

Provides Full Membership to two or more people at the same address who wish to receive only one copy of Australian Sky and Telescope . Household membership confers only one vote for elections and on motions at other meetings.


Membership only $40.00 pa: No AS&T Magazine OR Full Household Membership $40pa. No AS&T Magazine
Please State Names of all members of the family per Household.

Renewals - $90pa: 




To become a member, simply complete the relevant Membership form.
Please keep reference receipt when completing membership form.

Bank Transfer/Direct deposit/EFT, PayPal or Credit Card - visit our secure on-line membership form.

Australian cheque or money order - Download Pdf Membership form and forward the completed application form to us, together with your payment.