Membership

FAQs

The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) is an exclusively non-profit organization dedicated to expand public awareness of astronomy and falak syarie. Founded in 2003, PABD is a great source of learning for general astronomy, Islamic astronomy, astrophotography and other topics.


Membership

PABD Membership is applied only to residents of Negara Brunei Darussalam. Membership of PABD is divided into four:

1. Ordinary Member (18 years old and above)
2. Student Member (Below 18 years old)
3. Corporate Member
4. Honorary Member


Registration Fees and Other Fees

Registration Fees and Annual Fees are as follows and payable to General Treasurer of PABD:

Membership Registration Fees (One Time) Annual Fees
(a) Ordinary B$15.00 B$15.00
(b) Student (below 18 years old) B$5.00 B$5.00
(c) Corporate To be determined by the Executive Committee Members To be determined by the Executive Committee Members
(d) Honorary B$50.00 Exempted

I am new in astronomy

If you are still a newbie in this realm, PABD will offer you a guiding hand to help you understand what the essential gear and knowledge is needed to practice this hobby. You can find a lot of valuable information by joining PABD and hear from others in our community who share your interest and passion for astronomy.


Benefits

You can join the Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam. The annual fees for Active Member are BND15 per year for ordinary and BND5 per year for students. The membership application for the active Member is considered complete once the member pays the registration and annual fees to the Treasurer General.

Active Member can represent the society in the national and international activities such as meetings, conferences, astronomy trips, excursions as well as media interviews. In addition, PABD Active Member will have special benefits during society’s activity.

PABD has a strong network and partnerships with local government agencies and other professional astronomical agencies such as the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and The International Astronomical Center (IAC) as well as regional astronomy centers in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Every member will receive an official PABD membership card for identification during our activities:


Prerequisites

PABD membership comprises people of all ages and in many types of professions. One need not own a telescope to join. Our knowledge sharing via regular new moon hunting, stargazing, space talks and other activities by local amateur astronomers.

Some members offer all-night observation of the planets, comets nebula & deep sky objects at their personal observatories. These will help you to response your curiosities and guide you to own the best telescope and other basic needs based on your interests.

Further information about membership PABD and regulations of the association may be referred to the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam Astronomical Society.


How many members are there?

PABD has almost 100 active members and in fact PABD community is growing annually, see here for the full list.


Ready to join PABD?

Register now via our online form: www.bruneiastronomy.org/daftar