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. 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 a printed copy of the Hipparchos Newsletter.
  • Is entitled to a discounted registration fee to the Conferences and events organized by Hel.A.S.
  • Junior members are eligible for the PhD prize of the Society.
  • All members are eligible for support towards participation to scientific conferences.
  • May also become member of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) at not cost, thus becoming entitled to all EAS benefits (discount for EAS conference, eligibility for EAS prizes).
  • 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 towards a PhD degree in Astronomy or a closely related field.
    • 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 fee is due on August 31st of each year. It can be paid via bank transfer to the account of the Society in the Bank of Piraeus

    IBAN: GR42 017 2039 0005 0390 3372 2178
    using a credit card [The steps involved are shown in this PDF]

    You may download the invoice as a PDF file, or as a MS Word file, to review the payment options in more detail. After a payment please inform the Treasurer of the Society (

    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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