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Joining the Midlands Astronomy Club, Inc.

  • Do I have to have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics? No!
  • Do I have to have thousands of dollars worth of equipment? No!
  • Will I have to build my own telescope? Only if you want to!

There are no pre-requisites for becoming a member of MAC - well, maybe just one... an interest in Astronomy! Our members come from all walks of life and all levels of expertise, from newcomers who have never looked through a telescope to professional astronomers and published astrophotographers. The common denominator is our interest in Astronomy.

Membership Types

Membership Type Yearly Dues Recommended for... Member Benefits
Individual $25.00 Recommended if your spouse or other family members might occasionally visit meetings and observing sessions but do not desire to participate. Newsletter, refreshments at meetings, voting privileges, access to observing sites
Family $35.00 Recommended if more than one family member plans to attend and participate in club events. Newsletter, refreshments at meetings, voting privileges, access to observing sites
Student $10.00 Any full-time student under 25 years of age. Newsletter, refreshments at meetings, voting privileges, access to observing sites
Newsletter Free For those who can't make it to club events but would like to stay in touch. Newsletter only


If you are interested in joining, you may:

  • Come to a regular club meeting and pay your dues

    or

  • Fill out a membership form, then mail the form and a check payable to:

    Midlands Astronomy Club, Inc.
    P.O. Box 2527
    Columbia, SC 29202

We do welcome visitors to both the regular meetings and observing sessions, but if you find yourself regularly attending meetings and events, please consider joining!