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2018 Membership Renewal Drive & Fall Campaign: It’s In the Mail

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:36

Membership renewal reminders and dues invoices are on their way and will arrive in your mailbox this month. Remember that timing is key to securing your discount on author charges in 2018. You must renew your membership on or before 31 December 2017 to get your 15% discount for one paper published in the Astronomical Journal or the Astrophysical Journal family in 2018. Don’t miss out!

Here’s the thing about printing and mailing invoices: there is a significant lag time between exporting the data and the renewal reminder landing in your mailbox. The data set for this mailing was pulled on 22 September, so members who renewed from that date forward do not need to pay again. If you can’t remember if you’ve already renewed, log in to members.aas.org, click “My Account” in the navigation bar, then scroll to the “Member ID, Class, Status” section in the lower left part of the page. This section will tell you through what date your membership is paid. If it’s 31 December 2017 or earlier, then it’s time to renew. While you’re logged in, you can save a stamp by clicking “Pay My Dues” to renew your membership online.

Please note that the renewal mailing includes details about the Society’s Fall Campaign and a handy pre-addressed return envelope. Wherever you are in the renewal process, you can easily employ your invoice to give to the funds and activities that mean the most to you. The 12 featured funds are:

AAS Dependent Care Grants
AAS Education Prize
AAS General Fund
Geo. Van Biesbroeck Prize
Helen B. Warner Prize
Rodger Doxsey Travel Award Fund
DDA Vera Rubin Early Career Prize Fund
DPS Niebur Professional Development Fund
HAD Osterbrock Prize Fund
HEAD Dissertation Prize Fund
LAD Prize Fund
SPD SunPy Support Fund

If you have any questions about your dues or benefits, or need assistance when logging in, please contact the AAS Membership Team by email or phone at 202-328-2010. Thank you for your commitment to the astronomical sciences and your Society!

Diane Frendak
Director of Membership Services
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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