Member Information


It is easy to join the Columbus Astronomical Society! Check out the various membership benefits on this page. All benefits of membership are obtained by paying the annual dues.

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Members of the Columbus Astronomical Society gain numerous benefits as listed below.

Prime Focus Newsletter

All CAS members receive the monthly newsletter (called Prime Focus). Members are encouraged to contribute images and stories to Prime Focus for publication. Interesting articles about personal astronomical experiences, observing tips, and general “sky happenings.” appear each month. In addition, there is a calendar with highlights of the upcoming month’s celestial events. The Prime Focus is normally published a week before each meeting. Group

The Society operates a private group on which enables members to easily communicate in between the monthly meetings. The group helps make short-notice observing sessions, used equipment for sale, and the exchange of other club news possible. (Please note that this is a private group for CAS members only.)

Perkins Observatory

Members can set up their telescope at Perkins Observatory for public nights (any clear night!) to enjoy the fellowship of other members. The best part of Perkins is the people you meet there.