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Categories and Fees

Regular Adult Membership - $40/year
This is the standard, individual "adult" membership, for all persons from 18 to 64 years of age. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events.

Senior Membership - $30/year
This is the standard, individual "retired" membership, for all persons from 65 years of age on up. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events.

Youth Membership - $20/year
This is the standard, individual "youth" membership, for all persons under 18 years of age. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events.

Student Membership - $25/year
This is the standard, individual "student" membership, for all persons 18 years of age and over. Student membership is for current students, for up to 5 years. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events.

Family Membership - $55/year
This category allows everyone in the family to be a member. Includes two name tags to identify you as a LAAS members at star parties and other LAAS events. Additional name badges are available at $10/badge. All members of a family membership are required to reside at the same address.

Senior Family Membership - $40/year
This membership category is available to families where the head of the family is 65 years of age or older. This category allows everyone in the family to be a member. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events. Additional name badges are available at $10/badge. All members of a family membership are required to reside at the same address.

Life Membership - $500 one-time payment
For individuals only; this way you can remain a member for the rest of your life, and never pay dues again. Includes one name tag to identify you as a LAAS member at star parties and other LAAS events.

Membership Upgrades

1. Griffith Observer Magazine. This is a monthly magazine published by the Griffith Observatory. It was established in 1937 and contains popular articles on astronomy and information about activities and events at the Observatory. It is available to LAAS members at the discounted price of $10/year. (The normal price is $30/year if sent via first class mail).

2. Star Membership
Not Available to new members.
This is an upgrade to existing membership levels is available only to those who have been members in good standing, for at least one year in one of the other membership categories. Star members have unrestricted access to our dark sky observing site, and, subject to availability, may reserve the same pad at the observing site. Star member dues are $60/year without a pad, and $70/year with a pad, paid in addition to other membership dues. An application for Star Membership must be completed and endorsed by two current Star Members. The completed application, endorsements, and fees must be paid in order for the application to be voted on at the monthly Board of Directors Meeting. You can get endorsements by either having Star members sign the form or by having them send an endorsement via e-mail to the LAAS Secretary (). Contacting the LAAS Secretary for additional information.

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