SHA Membership

If you are interested in joining the Society for the History of Astronomy, please contact the Membership Secretary:


For further information, you are invited to download our general triform leaflet and our current programme leaflet, both in pdf form, via the following links:

SHA triform leaflet Colour 2015

SHA triform Programme 2015-2016

PDF Reader

If you do not already have a pdf reader installed on your computer, follow the next link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, free of charge:

Acrobat Reader 


For your interest and information, you are welcome to download a copy of the SHA’s constitution:

SHA Constitution


Current SHA membership subscriptions (effective 14) are:

Ordinary Membership £20.00
Family Membership £25.00
Concessionary Membership – for pensioners, full-time students, or those not in full-time employment £15.00
Institutional Membership £20.00
Overseas Supplement – to cover air mail costs £5 Europe, £10 rest of world.

Subscriptions are normally payable in UK pounds Sterling by cheque drawn on a UK bank.

However, for overseas memberships, a PayPal payment option is available and this may also be extended to UK members if convenient.  Details are included in the downloadable forms below.  If in doubt contact the Membership Secretary (see above) before paying.

Downloadable membership forms

sha-application-form (Word)

sha-application-form (Pdf)

Renewal Letter (Word)

Renewal Letter (Pdf)

If you wish to use the pdf versions of these documents you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader.


The SHA is committed to retaining and using your data responsibly and legally, within the guidelines of our Data Protection Statement, for details of which click on the following link:

SHA and Data Protection Statement 7 Dec 2013