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THE AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was founded in 1927. Its several hundred members take advantage of the lectures, classes and observing sessions provided by the club to better enjoy astronomy, whether intellectually, aesthetically, or both. The club's headquarters are in the Downtown Community Center at 120 Warren Street in lower Manhattan.
The club is run by a Board of Directors operating under club By Laws. Members of the board are club members, and any member in good standing may become a candidate for a three-year term on the board. The officers of the Amateur Astronomers Association are elected by the members of the Board. For 2014-2015, the officers are:
Members of the Board of Directors (term ends May 31 of specified year):
Each year, on the third Wednesday in May, the club has its Annual Meeting. Here members gather to meet, eat, listen to descriptions of club activities in the past year, learn the financial status of the cub, and vote for open seats on the Board of Directors. Next year's meeting will be held on May 20, 2015.
Membership in the club is inexpensive, only $35 per year. Membership begins, and dues are collected, on an annual basis, at the start of every calendar year. Membership dues received in November or December are applied to the following year.
If desired, members can receive subscriptions to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines for a reduced price.
To apply for membership, please follow our membership application instructions.
In its over 80 year lifetime, the club has had several distinguished presidents (terms of office are given):
The Amateur Astronomers Medal award was established by the club in 1943 to recognize meritorious service by amateurs to the science of astronomy. Past recipients are: