The Antique Telescope Society is a truly international society
with close to two hundred members devoted to preserving,
collecting and learning about antique telescopes, historic observatories
and related equipment and materials. There are currently
members in over a dozen countries. While some members are professional
astronomers, historians or librarians, others are
collectors, dealers and colleagues interested in antique and historically
significant instruments and their histories. Virtually all share
some interest in the history of science and astronomy and ATS members are
known for their serious dedication to keeping the
history of the telescope alive.
How much are the annual dues?
Individual and Club Memberships
Regular membership - 3 issues of the Journal
of the Antique Telescope Society: $40
Two term membership - 6 issues of the Journal: $72 (save 10%)
Astronomy club - 3 issues of the Journal of the
Antique Telescope Society: $40
Student (18 or under) - 3 issues of the
Journal of the Antique Telescope Society: $25
Associate (2nd family member - Voting rights but no additional Journal): $10
Non-profit (Libraries, museums, etc.): $30
Club membership, students and sponsors receive one vote and one subscription
to the ATS Journal with the same privileges as regular membership.
How do I join?
Just print out and complete the ATS Membership Application Form
Word Document, or
and send it with a check or money order (in U.S. Dollars) to
the ATS Secretary:
Antique Telescope Society
Walter H. Breyer, Secretary
1878 Robinson Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533