Membership Overview

Mt Wilson Group for LAAS.orgMembership in the Los Angeles Astronomical Society is not restricted. You don't need to have a telescope to get in. In fact, it's better that you join first, so you can find out what kind of telescope you really need, depending on what you want to do. There are no requirements for membership other than paying your dues.

If you are ready to apply for membership,  review the section on "membership categories and fees" to decide on the type of membership you prefer. There are two (2) ways to apply:

1. PayPal - Use the following secure and safe link to apply electronically. Here is the link:

Save the receipt issued by PayPal at the end of your transaction. Be aware that all applications are approved by our Board of Directors at one monthly meeting. Your membership will not be approved until the Board has time to review your application.

(Example: If you applied on March 15th and the next Board meeting is on April 8th, your application will not be reviewed until April 8th. Our Board meetings are generally held around the second Wednesday night of any month.)

2. Download the membership application form on your computer, fill it out, and send it to the following mailing address, along with the membership dues. If you do not send in the dues, your membership could be delayed until the dues are received, even if your membership was approved. Membership dues support the club and all members are expected to pay their dues in a timely manner. You may send in a check, a cashier's check, or a money order made out to: The Los Angeles Astronomical Society.

Mailing Address:

The Los Angeles Astronomical Society
c/o Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Attn: Secretary/Membership

Mailing in applications may take longer for your membership to be approved. If you mail your application and dues in a day or two before our next Board meeting, your application may not be received in time to be reviewed by our Board of Directors.

If you would like to learn more about our organization and its members, feel free to drop by the Garvey Ranch Observatory (GRO) on any Wednesday night between 7 PM and 10 PM. Meeting and talking with our members is the best way to learn more about the LAAS. We're a friendly group and welcome anyone who shares our hobby of amateur astronomy and enjoys gazing at the stars.

If you have any specific questions, please email our Club Coordinator at or leave us a phone message by calling 213-673-7355.

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