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If you are a professional astronomer, geophysicist, or similar; a student studying these disciplines; or simply someone with a serious interest in them, we urge you to apply for membership of the RAS. Benefits include access to grants; free room hire; free use of the RAS joblist; online access to the Society's journals plus a copy of the the full colour Astronomy & Geophysics; reduced membership rates for other societies; discounts on selected books, journals and attractions; and free attendance at all RAS scientific meetings in Burlington House. More


Subscriptions begin at as little as £1 for students. More

How to join

Download an application form. More

Friends of the RAS

There is an alternative to joining the RAS as a Fellow: become a Friend of the RAS and enjoy benefits such as Friends-only lectures; invitations to social events and meetings in Burlington House; use of the Society's historic library; and escorted visits to observatories and other places of interest. More


Current Fellows

If you need to update personal details, or obtain obtain online access to the society's journals, please contact the Membership Secretary.


Please note that by subscribing to the RAS you are signing up to the Society's Code of Conduct.

About RAS Fellows

Members of the Society are styled 'Fellows' and may use the honorific postnomen 'FRAS'. Fellowship is open to any person over the age of 18 whose application is acceptable to the Society. Around half the Fellowship consists of PhD-level professional scientists; a quarter are postgraduate researchers or retired scientists; and the remainder are amateur scientists and undergraduates. About a third of Fellows are based outside the UK.

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