The Antique Telescope Society is a truly international society with well over two hundred members devoted to preserving, collecting and learning about antique telescopes, historic observatories and related equipment and materials. There are currently members in over a dozen countries. While some members are professional astronomers, historians or librarians, others are collectors, dealers and colleagues interested in antique and historically significant instruments and their histories. Virtually all share some interest in the history of science and astronomy and ATS members are known for their serious dedication to keeping the history of the telescope alive.

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If you are interested in preserving, collecting, and learning about antique telescopes, historic observatories, and related equipment and materials ATS membership is perfect for you.

Individual and Club Memberships

  • Regular membership – 1 Year $20
  • Two Year Membership (2 years) – SAVE 10% $36.00
  • Three Year Membership (3 years) – SAVE 16% $50.00
  • Non-Profit* (Libraries, Museums, etc.) (2 years) $30.00


  • Contributing $100.00
  • Sustaining $250.00
  • Benefactor $500.00

Sponsors receive one vote with the same privileges as a Regular Membership. A portion of the Sponsorship will be considered dues and the rest a charitable contribution.

How do I join?


Click the Membership button below and fill out out Google form. After you have completed the form please click your level of membership and pay through our Paypal. Shortly after you have paid, you will receive a email of confirmation and further instructions.


Print out the membership form (pdf or MSWord) and mail it along with a check (in US funds) made out to Antique Telescope Society or click the button below to become a member or renew your membership instantly.

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Mail to:

Antique Telescope Society
Peter Bealo
82 Sweet Hill Road
Plaistow, NH 03865

Click the button below to sign up online to become a member or to renew your membership