Memberships

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Memberships 2016-11-11T14:08:18+00:00

Introduction

Through this medium you can stay connected with the observatory in many ways. In order to have better utilization of the observatory and its resources, it is always advisable to have membership for broader and frequent interactions. For proper utilization of observatory and satisfaction of your curiosity, membership is a good option as it gives you a lot of opportunities to connect with us.

Natskies Membership Options

Regular Membership

2,000Yearly
  • Priority Access
  • Discount at VIS
  • News Letter
  • Conference Invitations

School Membership

5,000Yealy
  • Priority Booking
  • Discount on Student Visits
  • News letter
  • Workshops

College Student's

1,500Yearly
  • Priority Access
  • Research Projects
  • News Letter
  • Internship Opportunity

College Membership

7,000Yearly
  • Priority Booking
  • Discount on Student Visits
  • News letter
  • Workshops

NGO Membership

4,000Yearly
  • Priority Booking
  • Discount On Visits
  • News Letter
  • Discount on Workshops
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TYPE 1: Individual Membership

TIER I: Regular MEMBERSHIP

This is the primary membership of the observatory. It is for the individuals (corporate visitors). Its benefits are as follows.

Benefits

As an individual, the annual membership offers the following benefits to you.

  • Priority access: Membership gives you preferred appointment than non- members. Non- members can book observatory schedule within 7 days instead of 21 days (subject to availability at that particular time).
  • Access to library and contents on website with personalized log in access
  • Concession on our tariff and discount at the astro shop and the book shop.
  • Subscription to our monthly newsletter for all the updates about the observatory and also for news about astronomy and space science.
  • Invitation to all our conferences, programs and annual general body meeting
  • Opportunity to discover more: With membership, you can frequently visit the observatory and explore more and more.
  • You can request for an outreach program or mobile unit at your place.
  • You are invited free of cost for all public lectures at the observatory (membership cards required).

Charges: This membership is available with a fixed annual membership fees. For the corporates, it is Rs 2000 per year.

TIER II Membership- Fellowship

Fellowship is tier II of the membership of the observatory. This is ease of access for those who are deeply interested in astronomy and space science. Such membership would be given after the applicants submit their areas of interest in astronomy and what they wish to do in the observatory. Main objective of fellowship is to enable the students and the individuals to make most of the facilities in observatory for their study or research. Fellowship would be given to the applicants after thorough scrutiny. Rates of this fellowship are kept low so as to enable maximum students to come forward with their ideas about advanced study or research related to astronomy and space science.

Charges: This Fellowship is available with a fixed annual membership fees 1300 per year

TIER III Membership- Honorary Membership

This membership would be awarded by the observatory to dignitaries in the field of astronomy and space science. This memberships gives them all time free access to the observatory. This membership would be awarded by the observatory after a certain procedure.

TIER III Membership- Honorary Membership

This membership would be awarded by the observatory to dignitaries in the field of astronomy and space science. This memberships gives them all time free access to the observatory. This membership would be awarded by the observatory after a certain procedure.

TYPE 2: Institutional Membership

This membership is for the school, colleges and the NGOs. As an institution, the annual membership offers the following benefits to you and your members.

  • Priority access: Membership gives you preferred appointment than non- members. Member institutions can book observatory schedule within 7 days instead of 21 days for non- members (subject to availability at that particular time). This is crucial as our observatory is booked in advance.
  • Access to library and contents on website with personalized log in access- Your students can be benefited a lot with this access. They would be provided guidance for astronomy and space science.
  • Being a member institution adds value to your work. For example, when a college or a school becomes a member partner of our observatory, its commitment towards its students gets a recognition in the broader society.
  • Concession on our tariff and discount at the astro shop and the book shop. There are flat discounts for organizations with memberships as compared to non- member organizations visiting the observatory or for outreach workshops.
  • Subscription to our monthly newsletter for all the updates about the observatory and also for news about astronomy and space science.
  • Invitation to your authorized representative for our conferences, programs and special events.
  • Opportunity to discover more: With membership, your members can frequently visit the observatory and explore more and more.
  • You can request for an outreach program or mobile unit at your organization or desired place.

The annual membership rates are as follows-

Schools- Rs 5000/ year

Colleges- Rs 7000/ year and NGOs- Rs 4000/ year

TYPE 3: Student Membership

We have a special membership offer for the individual students from schools and colleges. They can get all the benefits of individual memberships during their individual visits to the observatory. They would get all the discounts. They can bring 4 persons along with them and the discounted rates would be applicable to them. Student membership is a priority access to the students to make most of this wonderful set up.

The charges for student membership are as follows.

School students- Rs 1000/ year

College students- Rs 1500/ year

 

TYPE 4: Under- Privileged Student Membership

Under- privileged students can take benefit of this membership. Here we want to ensure that poverty or social backwardness cannot be a reason due to which talented individuals would not visit the observatory. Such student members would be given all the access to the observatory free of cost. For this, such students would need certification from the school or college principal regarding their social status. Also they would need to prove their interest and aptitude in astronomy and space science. Then they would avail all the facilities that are provided by the observatory. This way there would be no barriers for such students!

 

Procedure of Getting Membership

For individuals, they can fill out the membership application from our website. After you submit the membership request, our representative would contact you in a few working days with all the details. Then you get our annual membership after paying the membership fees.

For institutions, in order to become member of our observatory, it is obligatory that your institution is registered and recognized by the proper government body. For membership, you can fill out the membership application from our website. After you submit the membership request, our representative would contact you in a few working days with all the details. Then you get our annual membership after paying the membership fees.

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