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 Become a FRIEND of the RAS and enjoy:

  • Friends-only lectures
  • Priority seating at RAS Public Lectures
  • Invitations to social events and meetings in Burlington House
  • Use of the Society's historic Library in Burlington House
  • Escorted visits to observatories and other places of interest
  • Discounted admission to places of interest
  • Discounted subscription to Astronomy & Geophysics magazine

In addition every Friend will receive the RAS Diary - which contains interesting and useful astronomical data.


How to become a Friend


Membership runs from January to December. To become a Friend of the Royal Astronomical Society, please print and complete the Friends application form, and return it with your payment cheque to:


Office, Events & Building Manager

Royal Astronomical Society

Burlington House


London W1J 0BQ


Alternatively, you can post or email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and pay over the phone or by direct debit. Fees are £40 (for single membership) or £50 (membership for two people at the same address). 


Details of events which have been specially organised for Friends of the RAS are available from our Friends of the RAS Events page.


A list of past public lectures and events are available on the following links:


Friends Events in 2016 

Friends Events in 2015

Friends Events in 2014

Friends Events in 2013

Friends Events in 2012

Friends Events in 2011