SPD Affiliate Membership Form

How to Join: SPD Membership as an Affiliate

Affiliate membership in the SPD is provided for persons who are not members of the AAS. Affiliate members have all the rights, privileges, and obligations of full members, but they may not vote or hold office in the division. To apply, please fill out the application for Affiliate Membership, keeping in mind that:

  • You must be a member of another recognized professional organization with interests related to solar physics. The SPD Committee has identified the following acceptable organizations (but is willing to consider others):
    American Chemical Society
    American Geophysical Union
    American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    American Meteorological Society
    American Physical Society
    European Astronomical Society
    European Geosciences Union
    Institute of Electrical, Electronics Engineers
    International Astronomical Union
    Japanese Astronomical Society
    Optical Society of America
    Royal Astronomical Society
    Societé Française des Spec. d’Astronomie
  • You must be sponsored by two Full or Emeritus (not Affiliate or Junior) members of the SPD. You can check the status of your potential sponsors at ovsa.njit.edu/SPD; type in the name and make sure there is an F (Full) or an E (Emeritus) listed next to the membership code. If you choose to apply by e-mail, please indicate the names and e-mail addresses of your sponsors, and ask them to send a brief email to the SPD Secretary ([email protected]) to confirm their willingness to sponsor you; their messages should also confirm that you are a member of the listed professional organization and include a sentence or two describing your research and how it is relevant to Solar Physics.
  • You must pay the Affiliate member dues of $60. Payment is handled through the AAS and details will be given after the application is approved.

To apply, please fill out the application for Affiliate Membership.