Join the Raleigh Astronomy Club

Membership is only $25 per year

Find a RAC Event

View the Club Calendar

Meetings and Observing

Learn about club meetings and observing sessions, then go over to the club calendar to find out when and where!

Community Outreach

RAC brings the astronomy hobby across the Raleigh area. See how we can help you!

Getting Started in Astronomy

Resources to get started in the hobby, from telescopes to apps and more

Members Portal

Member directory and other club documents for current club members (requires username and password)

Bringing Amateur Astronomy to the Raleigh Area since 1977
Benefits of Membership
What to expect when you join the Raleigh Astronomy Club

Private Events and Leadership Opportunities

The club holds picnics and campouts and the only limitation is volunteers to plan events or to help with our various committees. There is something for everyone – no telescope required!

Membership in the Astronomical League

Each RAC Membership comes with membership in the Astronomical League which includes a subscription to their quarterly magazine, “The Reflector”. Complete observing challenges for certificates and pins.

Exclusive Email Group

Get access to our members only email groups. Find out about impromptu observing sessions, ask questions about the hobby, and learn what’s going on in the hobby.

Loaner Telescopes

RAC has a collection of loaner telescopes that you can check out for a minimum of three months. WE have several different types of telescopes so you can try before you buy, or if you own a telescope, try something different.

Contact us
RAC is a non profit organization

Please send general inquiries to [email protected]

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