Not ready to be a member? You can still contribute to the observatory by making a donation.

Application Process

Application for membership in the Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association follows the process dictated by the Association’s Bylaws.

Anyone expressing an interest in joining the Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. can become a member upon submission of a membership application and approval by a majority of the Board of Directors. The applicant may undergo a background check at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Membership year coincides with the fiscal year, which is October 1st through September 30th.

Payment: Checks made out to “MMMAA” should be sent to:

Martz-Kohl Observatory
PO Box 14
176 Robbin Hill Rd
Frewsburg, NY  14738

Membership Levels: There are three available types of membership:

Full Membership Privileges include:

Training, Access to our Library, Free Access to Public Nights and Guest Speaker Events, Use of our Facilities. For an example applicants should know they can expect a bi-monthly newsletter, being invited to member social events, can borrow a telescope to take home after proper training, can partake in taking their own astro-images with proper instruction and to have family members included during events and an opportunity to become a member of the the board during election time.

Multi-year Membership is encouraged:

This allows you to lock in current rates by pre-paying for your membership. You can pay now and not have to deal with reminders and the effort to renew annually. Membership dues are one of our primary funding sources. The ability to understand our funding over multiple years allows us to plan – and execute – over longer periods of time. Our recent major remodel took several years. Understanding our members’ commitment gave us the confidence to proceed.