Society Membership

We always welcome new members. You can join online now using our subscriptions partner membermojo or download and complete a Herschel Society_Application_Form_v5 and post it to us.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Free access for members to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy
  • Reduced entry fee to the Herschel Society monthly lectures
  • Biannual editions of the Herschel Society Journal
  • Practical Amateur Astronomy community
  • Supporting local STEM initiatives in primary and secondary schools

Annual Membership Subscriptions:

There are two options depending on whether you’d like to receive a digital copy of the biannual Journal by email or a physical, paper copy by post:

  • Herschelian (digital) £13
  • Herschelian (paper)  £18

If you are a UK tax payer, you can optionally Gift Aid your membership subscription if you wish. Payment of the membership subscription fee can be via PayPal or credit card, Standing Order, bank transfer (BACS), cheque or cash.

For many, the most effective and efficient way of paying your membership subscription is by Standing Order Order or BACS. If not using an annual scheduled payment such as Standing Order, you will be sent a reminder by email in good time to renew. You may pay for more than one year at a time if you wish. If you do, please make it clear that you are paying extra subscriptions, rather than including a donation. Overseas members in particular are encouraged to pay for more than one year at a time to save themselves and us costs and effort.

Non-UK members are encouraged to use PayPal (recipient is paypal@ williamherschel.org.uk), debit or credit cards for subscription payment. It is possible to send currency (notes only and preferably sterling). Non-UK cheques will need to include an uplift of £5.00 to cover the bank charge for processing.