The American Association
of Amateur Astronomers
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers
The primary goal of the AAAA is to foster
interest in amateur astronomy by developing and promoting programs for its membership, and the amateur community
at large, in the areas of observational astronomy and electronic communications via the Internet.
AstroMax, the AAAA's Online Store, offers a select line of
carefully chosen products to help people get started in the hobby of
Amateur Astronomy, and to enhance their enjoyment of the Night
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is also interested in promoting the services
and activities of the Astronomical League to
those individuals who do not have access to a local astronomy club, or whose local astronomy club is not a member
of the Astronomical League. We do this by encouraging you to join
the Astronomical League as a
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is a private organization
founded by John Wagoner and Ed Flaspoehler in 1996.
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How is the AAAA different from the AL? If I am a member of the AL through my Society, am I also a member
The Astronomical League is A FEDERATION OF ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETIES. It currently counts as its membership
232 astronomical societies with 17,000 members nationwide. The League is a 501(c).3 non-profit organization which
was officially established over 50 years ago, in November 1946.
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is NO LONGER a member society of the Astronomical League. As such,
we are not authorized to provide our members with any of the benefits that the Astronomical League offers to members of
any of its affiliated societies, including observing awards and a subscription to the
the AL newsletter.
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers has evolved into an online resource
for amateur astronomers worldwide. Our resources and information are
free to everyone online for the browsing. If you wish to join an astronomy club and
receive the benefits of being a member of the Astronomical League, but
do not have an astronomy club near where you live, consider joining the
Astronomical League as a
Ed Flaspoehler, President
American Association of Amateur Astronomers
"The AAAA has become
an important source of astronomy information
on the World Wide
If you cause a sharp rise in Folgers stock during the new moon ...
You MIGHT be an Amateur Astronomer!