MSAS Membership

To join call (909) 336-1699

on Friday from 11am-2pm or

CLICK HERE for a mail-in membership application.


Mountain Skies Astronomical Society (MSAS) is a 501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. Through membership support, our organization developes and maintains the MSAS Astronomy Village facility, acquires science resources for our lender library, provides educational programs for students in grades K-12 and the general public, supports graduate level research for 5 universities.

Unlike a "local club", Mountain Skies promotes education in astronomical and related sciences by providing resources and educational programs for its members and the general public. Special emphasis is placed on the educational "tools" of science and K-12 educators to promote scientific interest and understanding.

Our unique lender library provides members and schools with books, telescopes, CD's and many other tools. Books range from easy-to-read childen's material to complex astrophysical theory periodicals.

Your membership helps support the MSAS Astronomy Village

Mountain Skies Astronomical Society has a purpose-

Educate the public in astronomy and space exploration

Assist anyone interested in learning astronomy

Enhance others capabilities in the field of astronomy and the sciences

Promote astronomy and space exploration careers

Provide facilities for the study and research in astronomy and space exploration

Communicate future plans in space

Develop the skills required for the next century of exploration

Convey the excitement of modern technology in astronomy

Learn about the wonders of the universe

Share information and new discoveries with schools and civic groups

Discover the new and sometimes unexplainable mysteries of our universe

Explain research results in astronomy and space travel

Explore .......... the unknown!

The MSAS Astronomy Village offers:

  • Star Gazer's Gift Shop
  • Research grade optical observatory
  • Library of loaner resources
  • Astronomical displays
  • Educational labs
  • Outdoor demonstration
  • DARK "mountain skies"
  • Teacher resources
  • Picnic benches
  • Solar viewing
  • Friendly service
  • Knowledgeable astral equipment advice
  • Unique outdoor slide shows

Every room is designed to produce a product of educational value.

What has membership support accomplished?

Presented hundreds of slide shows and lectures to different organizations and schools.

Opened a learning facility called the MSAS Astronomy Village.

Distributed newsletters, teacher resource information, sky maps, current astral news, and color classroom science updates...

Donated science equipment to local school districts.

Assembled a portable educational planetarium dome.

Created a 24 hour Stargazer's Sky Report at phone # 909-336-1299.

Assisted other organizations in expanding their astronomy programs.

Participated in astronomical conventions.

Conducted monthly workshops.

Constructed a scaled version of Apollo 11 and Solar Beam demo.

Opened Star Gazer's Gift Shop offering lots of science adventure items.

Annual Membership INCLUDES:

  • Membership Card
  • Monthly Sky Maps
  • Discount admission to SkyQuest Public Programs
  • 24 hour Star Gazer's Sky Report
  • (909) 336-1299
  • Members' discount at Special Events
  • Access to lending library
  • Plus more ...

Remember -

Memberships make a great gift for

holidays, birthdays, anytime!

CLICK HERE for a mail-in membership application


call (909) 336-1699 to join

(Friday 11am-2pm)

Types of Memberships

Annual membership is from March to March

SINGLE: Individual membership. $30.

FAMILY: All persons in the same household. $40.

STUDENT:18 years old or under and enrolled in school. $20.

SENIOR: One membership for person over 65 years of age. $25.

BUSINESS: Includes all current employees. $80.

LIFE: Individual or business membership, (Non-transferable) $400.

CLASSROOM: Includes teacher and all students enrolled in that classroom. $15.

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