Chartered June 1972 by the American Topical Association
PURPOSE: To collect and study philatelic material portraying the various aspects of astronomy, astrology, and related subjects, and to communicate this knowledge to unit members and other interested persons.
MEMBERSHIP: Open to any collector interested in astrophilately. Application for membership should be submitted in writing to the unit Secretary/Treasurer and accompanied by dues for at least one year (four issues). To join the Astronomy Study Unit, ATA membership is not required, but it is encouraged.
DUES: Annually $8 in USA and Canada, $12 elsewhere, payable in US dollars.
PUBLICATIONS: ASTROFAX, a quarterly bulletin of 8 to 12 letter-sized pages features articles, reports, and checklists covering all phases of astrophilately. Back issues are available to members. Write Sec/Treasurer for details.
ASTRONOMY & PHILATELY, HB90: A 76-page reference book includes checklists, biographies and special cancels. Published in 1977.
Order from John W. G. Budd, 29203 Coharie Loop, San Antonio, Florida, U.S.A. Price $5, US and Canada--$8 outside North America.
CHECKLISTS: A continuously up-dated master checklist of astronomy on stamps from 1976 is available from the Sec/Treasurer for $5. Individual printouts of sub-topics from the ASU ID Code list are $1 each.
ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS: Free ads in the bulletin for members seeking to buy, sell or trade. Directory of members and addresses to aid correspondence. Collecting interests of ASU members.
Won't you join us today in the study of this fascinating subject?