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Join the AAVSO for half off!

From now until April 30, 2012, new members can join the AAVSO for half off the usual price of annual dues. 

Your total cost will be just $40.00. ($30.00 for 2012 dues and a one time $10.00 processing fee. This offer is only for new members.

Within a week or so (depending on where you live) you will receive your new member kit, which includes:

  • New Member acceptance letter, membership certificate, and AAVSO decals
  • A copy of the By-Laws of the AAVSO, the most recent AAVSO Newsletter, AAVSO Bulletin, Journal of the AAVSO, and AAVSO Annual Report
  • The 10 Star Tutorial for those new to visual variable star observing
  • A copy of our Manual for Visual Observing of Variable Stars, and Getting started manuals for CCD and PEP observing
  • A user guide to the AAVSO's Variable Star Plotter -- our online chart-making utility, and
  • A number of reference documents covering topics such as Julian Day, object naming, easy to observe stars, and the AAVSO Mentoring Program.

You also immediately gain access to the member-only sections of the AAVSO website, our powerful photometry software VPHOT, and AAVSOnet, our robotic telescope network.

You automatically become eligible to take advantage of our Mentor Program and CHOICE Short Courses.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the AAVSO and now you can do it at a special introductory rate of $30.00. Join today!

In order to join you must first register for a website account and you must be logged in.


For more information or help, contact us at

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 617-354-0484