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1. For AAS members
Details on how to join the LAD, membership classes, and categories are discussed below. 

  • Full Member, Amateur, Alumni, Educator, International Affiliate: $20
  • Graduate Student Member: $10
  • Undergraduate Student Member: $5
  • Emeritus Member: No cost

NB: Details on the AAS membership classes can be found here.

2. For non-AAS members: $25

Individuals who are not members of the American Astronomical Society are eligible to join the LAD as an affiliate member if they belong to one of the Professional Societies recognized by the LAD and can secure nominations on behalf of their application.





Your donations are critical to the support of LAD activities, prizes, and creation of promotional materials, recruitment of new members, and to the overall success of our Division. We greatly appreciate your support!  

LAD General Fund Contribution

Donations to the General Fund will be used by the LAD Leadership to help meet the Division Objective which is to advance our understanding of the universe through the promotion of fundamental theoretical and experimental research into the underlying processes that drive the Cosmos. Funds are used to help build exposure with promotional materials for conferences and help recruit new members. 

Honors, Prize, and Awards Fund

Donations to the LAD Prize Fund will help to support our prizes, awarded by the Division on an annual basis, for significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics: the Laboratory Astrophysics Prize, the Early Career Award, and a Dissertation Prize.