Address: P.O. Box 13456, Springfield, Illinois 62791-3456 U.S.A.
Our Association is an international group of students that study the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, and comets. Our goals are to stimulate, coordinate, and generally promote the study of these bodies using methods and instruments that are available within the communities of both amateur and professional astronomers. We hold a conference each summer, usually in conjunction with other astronomical groups.
We have "sections" for the observation of all the types of bodies found in our Solar System. Section Coordinators collect and study submitted observations, correspond with observers, encourage beginners, and contribute reports to our Journal at appropriate intervals. Each Coordinator can supply observing forms and other instructional material to assist in your telescopic work. You are encouraged to correspond with the Coordinators in whose projects you are interested. Coordinators can be contacted through our web site via email or at their postal mail addresses listed in back of our Journal. Out web site is hosted by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona which you are encouraged to visit at http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/alpo/. Our activities are on a volunteer basis, and each member can do as much or as little as he or she wishes. Of course, the A.L.P.O. gains in stature and in importance in proportion to how much and also how well each member contributes through his or her participation.
Our work is coordinated by means of our periodical, The Journal A.L.P.O. ("The Strolling Astronomer"). Membership dues include a subscription to the Journal. The A.L.P.O. offers a printed version of the Journal that is mailed out quarterly. An identical digital (Acrobat Reader) version is available over the internet at reduced cost. Subscription rates and terms are listed below.
We heartily invite you to join the A.L.P.O. and look forward to hearing from you. For your convenience, the form below may be filled out, detached, and mailed. Again, thank you for your interest in the A.L.P.O.
$US 12.00 (Digital Journal; All countries; 4 issues, email address required) $US 20.00 (Digital Journal; All countries; 8 issues, email address required) $US 33.00 (Paper Journal; USA, Canada and Mexico; 4 issues) $US 60.00 (Paper Journal; USA, Canada and Mexico; 8 issues) $US 40.00 (Paper Journal; Other countries; 4 issues) $US 74.00 (Paper Journal; Other countries; 8 issues) $US 65.00 (Digital and Paper Journal; Sustaining Member; 4 issues, all countries) $US 130.00 (Digital and Paper Journal; Sponsor; 4 issues all countries) We are also very grateful for the support of those who choose to become Sponsors ($120.00 for four issues) or Sustaining Members ($60.00 for four issues). Sponsor and Sustaining Members are entitled to receive both paper and digital versions of A.L.P.O. Journal. You can pay for your membership by sending a check or money order by mail using the bottom portion of this notice and return it with your payment to: A.L.P.O. Membership Secretary P.O. Box 13456 Springfield, IL 62791-3456 As an option you can purchase your membership online by directing your web browser to: http://www.astroleague.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=39 The ALPO wishes to thank the Astronomical League for hosting online payment at the above link. Their support of the ALPO is most appreciated. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enclosed is my payment of (check one): _$US 12.00 (Digital Journal; All countries; 4 issues, email address required) _$US 20.00 (Digital Journal; All countries; 8 issues, email address required) _$US 33.00 (Paper Journal; USA, Canada and Mexico; 4 issues) _$US 60.00 (Paper Journal; USA, Canada and Mexico; 8 issues) _$US 40.00 (Paper Journal; Other countries; 4 issues) _$US 74.00 (Paper Journal; Other countries; 8 issues) _$US 65.00 (Digital and Paper Journal; Sustaining Member; 4 issues, all countries) _$US 130.00 (Digital and Paper Journal; Sponsor; 4 issues all countries) Please make your check or money order payable to A.L.P.O. Name_____________________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Email______________________________ Interest_____________________________ Phone______________________________ FAX__________________________________