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 goes to schools, scout troops, local libraries, and more! We also invite groups to join us for our monthly observing session. To request a session, please read the information and fill out the form.

Membership in the Astronomical League

We bring the telescopes! RAC supports public nights across the Triangle – our members and friends provide views of objects in the night sky to visitors. Find us supporting events such as the annual statewide star party and regular events with Raleigh Parks at the Dorothea Dix big field.

Exclusive Email Group

RAC is a co-host for the annual astronomy celebration at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, held on the final weekend in January every year. See a range of interactive astronomy exhibits including telescopes on display, solar observing, astrophotography, and more.

Loaner Telescopes

From time to time (and by request) RAC will hold introductory classes to teach the basics of astronomy, astrophotography, space science, and more. Or, if you have a telescope and you need advice on how to use it or how to fix it, we hold telescope clinics or offer 1:1 help.

RAC is a non profit organization

Please send general inquiries to [email protected]

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