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  • What are the benefits of being a member of the club?
    As a member you enjoy the following benefits until August 31st, 2023: Free access to all observation and academic events (including but not limited to rooftop observation nights) Priority access to all social events Exclusive access to the club's telescope rental program Priority access to Deep Sky Observation trips Discounts on our club merchandise Special promotional discounts with the club’s sponsorship partners
  • What is the time commitment for a member?
    As a member, you choose how much time you want to spend engaging with the club. There are no mandatory meetings or events. Our council works hard to put together events that you can enjoy!
  • How do I become a member?
    To become a member, please buy a ‘ticket’ here. Memberships are only $10+fees for an entire school year for students, and $15+fees for non-students.
  • How can I join the club council?
    You can find a list of all open positions within the club here. If you do not see a position, or have questions or would like to apply, please reach out to us at!
  • Do I have to be an Astronomy student to join the club?
    The UBC Astronomy club is open to students of all disciplines who are interested in Astronomy. Our goal is to make Astronomy accessible for everyone, including beginners and amateurs, so get your membership today!
  • What is this object that I saw in the night sky?
    If you see something and the night sky and would like to know more about it, we would recommend using applications like Stellarium for Web, Stellarium Mobile on Google Play Store, and NighSky on iOS to see a realistic 3D map of the night sky and identify the objects you see.
  • Where can I see the Northern Lights?
    The Northern Lights can be quite unpredictable at our latitude, and be hard to spot due to the light pollution and weather conditions in the city. We would recommend using forecasting applications like My Aurora Forecast to stay updated on any opportunities to catch the Northern Lights at your location. You can also check NOAA's forecast for the Northern Lights that updates regularly.
  • When is the club’s next observation event?
    Since observation events are super weather dependent, we usually announce them at a short notice. We recommend joining our Discord server or turning on post notifications on Instagram to get push notifications for upcoming events.
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