NEFAS Membership

Why Become a NEFAS Member?

NEFAS is an organization conceived to support public education and the astronomical community in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Our operating expenses are covered exclusively through annual dues and the generosity of individuals or corporate sponsorship. The benefits of membership in NEFAS include:

  • A place to meet others of similar interests and to exchange knowledge and skills in a safe observing environment.
  • Discounts on Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines and discounted products through several publishers.
  • Membership in the Astronomical League, with its bi-monthly magazine Reflector.
  • Knowledge that you are helping schools and youth groups have a chance to view the universe with quality instruments.
  • Monthly lectures, seminars, or social meetings.

NEFAS dues run from January to December and are very reasonable:

$30 for individuals
$35 for families
$50 or more for benefactors
$100 or more for Corporate
$10 for seniors (55+) and students

Anyone who joins during November or December are carried through to the following year.  Deadline for dues is the February Star Party and annual club banquet.  Any current member who renews late may not be included in the Astronomical League updated roster until the following year. Any questions you would like to ask, please send e-mail to

How Do I Become a Member?

You can become a member via any of the following methods:

  1. Mail In Your Membership Form and Dues
    Download our Membership Application. Fill in the form and send it along with your membership dues to: P.O. Box 5432, Jacksonville FL, 32247-5432. You may also bring the form and dues to any NEFAS function and give it to one of our officers.
  2. PayPal On-Line Payments:
    You may renew your membership online with a Visa, MasterCard, or Amex card using PayPal. Please select your membership level from the following and click the appropriate button. In the notes field provided on the PayPal form, please include your contact information (phone, name, address, email, etc) so that we can enter you into our database.

Select your NEFAS Membership Level

Want to Make a Donation?

If you would like to help support NEFAS, but don't wish to become a member, you may use the button below to make a one-time contribution of $5. Thank you in advance for your contribution.