Joining Hel.A.S.
Joining the Society
 

According to the Constitution of the Hellenic Astronomical Society, membership is open to all individuals who are interested in Greek Astronomy and Astrophysics and share the goals of Hel.A.S. To join the Society, one must submit an application to the current Secretary by ordinary mail. The application should be supported by two Ordinary Members of the Society.
Application forms are available on-line in english in MS Word and PDF format. You may also retrieve the application forms in greek either in MS Word or PDF. Requests for a hardcopy version of the application should be addressed to the Secretary.

Applications are received throughout the year. However members are elected once a year by the General Assembly (GA) of the Society. The GA examines all applications that have been received at least 20 days before the GA and are proposed to the GA by the Governing Council of the Society.

Detailed information on the responsibilities and privileges of the members can be found in the Constitution of the Society. Some of this information is provided here. Please refer to the Constitution (Articles 4-6) for the formal definition (in greek) of all terms presented bellow.

Benefits of Membership
 

Membership to the Society provides a number of benefits. As a member
of the Hel.A.S. an individual:

  • Is listed in the online directory of the Society
  • Receives the monthly electronic Newsletter of the Society
  • Receives at no charge the Hipparchos Newsletter, issued 1 or 2 times per year.
  • Is entitled to a discounted registration fee to the Conferences and events organized by Hel.A.S.
  • Membership in the Hel.A.S. also has an indirect impact on the profession of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Greece since it facilitates the representation of the Greek astronomical community in the development of the national policy on issues related to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

    Classes of Membership
     
    • Ordinary Member
      Open to any person holding a doctorate degree in Sciences or an equivalent post-graduate title, who according to the Governing Council of Hel.A.S. is deemed capable of doing original research and fulfilling the requirements as stated by the Constitution.
    • Junior Member
      Open to any person, under 35 years of age, who is studying Astronomy in general or is working towards a graduate degree.
    • Associate Member
      Open to any person, who does not fulfill the requirements for Ordinary or Junior Member, but who is interested in the advancement of Astronomy and wishes to help to the goals of Hel.A.S.
    • Honorary Member
      Open to any person who has a substantial and internationally recognized contribution to the science of astronomy, as well as to internationally respected individuals who show deep interest and support to the goals of Hel.A.S.
    Membership Fees

    The annual membership fees are due on August 31st of each year. You may download the invoice as a PDF file, or as a MS Word file or you may request a printed copy from the Secretary. All members are kindly requested to make their payments online with a Credit Card, using the secure web server of the Bank of Piraeus. Please visit the following web site:

    https://www.easypay.gr/elaset.pay?lang=2

    and follow the instructions. Once you complete the payment process print a copy of the transaction for your records. An automated e-mail from "message@easypay.gr" will also be sent to you. Finally notify the Treasurer of the Society of your payment and request if you wish an additional printed receipt.
    Note: It has been reported that the "Safari" browser is not fully compatible with the above online system. Members may use other browsers such as "Firefox", "Internet Explorer", or "Opera".

    Membership Class One Time Registration Fee
    Ordinary Member 15 €
    Junior Member 8 €
    Associate Member 15 €

    Membership Class Annual Fees
    Ordinary Member 30 €
    Junior Member 15 €
    Associate Member 30 €

     
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