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Become a Member

How You Can Join the Warren County Astronomical Society

As a member of the Warren County Astronomical Society, you get after-hours access to Hisey Park and Gulley Park for astronomical activities. Both county parks are dark sky sites with unobstructed views of the full night sky. You also can get:

  • Training to use our large telescopes at the Fred Bay Observatory at Hisey Park near Waynesville, and the Rachel Hutzel Observatory at Camp Joy near Clarksville.
  • Access to the Fred Bay Observatory with your own key after you've completed the volunteer operator training.
  • Email invitations and alerts about our events for members and the public.

Residents of Warren County of all ages are invited to join. Our members range in experience from people just beginning to explore astronomy to very knowledgeable amateur astronomers who build their own telescopes and operate observatories in their backyards. All are welcome to learn and share what they know together. 

Membership Levels


$450 Life membership

for you and your immediate family members who live in the same household

$55 Family annual membership 

for you and your immediate family who live in the same household

$40 Individual annual membership

for people 18 and older

$30 Student annual membership 

for individual students 18 and older. Must provide proof of school or college enrollment)

$20 Junior annual membership 

for individuals 17 or younger

Renew your membership or join the Warren County Astronomical Society today

Already a member: Renew your membership fees online here. 

Ready to join: Sign up here.


Or, you can mail a check payable to the Warren County Astronomical Society Fund for the amount of your membership donation to:

The Warren County Foundation

118 E Main St.

Lebanon, OH 45036

The Warren County Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation may be tax deductible.