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MKAS Membership Form

Join us at MKAS

Membership fee were 50% discounted in Nov 2020 due to remote only meeting based on covid-19 regulations. This discount will continue to apply for 2024 as well due to current economic conditions.
Following subscription charges are discounted figures for the period Nov 2023 to Oct 2024. Please Note: New members only (not-existing renewal cases) can get extra discount depending on the time of year they join MKAS as follows
(Feb-Apr 25%, May-Jul 50%, Aug-Oct 75%)

MKAS Subscription Charges Nov 2023 to Oct 2024

  • Full memberships are £14 per annum
  • Concessions are £7 per annum (Retired, In full time education or Unwaged)
  • Family membership £16 per annum (for parents / guardians who have at least one child under the age of 16)
  • Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings free of cost before considering membership. So, come along and have a chat and we'll make out the case that MKAS is the right Society for you.

When you fill and submit your membership form (below) as new or existing member, please let us know if MKAS can claim Gift Aid on your subscription as a charity. This applies to any donations as well.

What is Gift Aid?

Donating through Gift Aid means MKAS can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

Paying enough tax to qualify for Gift Aid

Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). You can include all donations from the last 4 years. Tell us about any tax years where you did not pay enough tax to save you from a tax bill from HMRC.
The tax could have been paid on income or capital gains. You must let us know if you have stop paying enough tax.

Higher rate taxpayers

If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation.


You donate £100 to charity - they claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125. You pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%).

Please feel free to contact MKAS treasurer, Omer Hanif (a Qualified Accountant in Milton Keynes) for any further details.

So, what is MKAS offering you for your subscription?

  • 26 fortnightly meetings on average per year.
  • We aim to invite 5-6 guest speakers to our talk nights each year (Some members will also present their own talks)
  • Astromeets are the platform for members to present their observations, ideas or projects to others.
  • Occasional trips out to places of astronomical interest.
  • In the autumn, a residential observing weekend in Shropshire.
  • An annual dinner in March.
  • A pre-Christmas social.
  • Outreach events in schools, youth and general interest groups.
  • Our instruments can be taken on loan for a fee of £3 per fortnight.
  • A library of books and current magazines.
  • The AGM is held in November.

Payment of Subscription to MKAS

Once MKAS receive your membership form, it will be subject to approval by MKAS. Once approved you will be sent an Invoice on email address provided by you via linked form below. An Invoice will have MKAS bank details for online bank transfer of subscription. Please use the Invoice number from the invoice sent to you as online payment reference else your membership will not be valid.

MKAS Membership Form Nov 23 to Oct 24

Please click here (link opens in new tab) to fill and submit form for your new or renewing existing membership.
These details are requested in case we need to contact you. They will be kept for no other purpose, nor will they be passed outside the society.