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 Become a FRIEND of the RAS and enjoy:

  • Friends-only 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 2016 Diary - which contains interesting and useful astronomical data.


Membership runs from January to December. To become a Friend of the Royal Astronomical Society, simply send your name, address, email address and telephone number with a cheque (made out to ‘The Royal Astronomical Society’) for £40 (for single membership) or £50 (membership for two people at the same address) to the Office, Events & Building Manager, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ (Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Alternatively, to pay by Credit or Debit Card or Direct Debit please request an application form from the email address above. 


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 2015

Friends Events in 2014

Friends Events in 2013

Friends Events in 2012

Friends Events in 2011