From the beginning, the ATS has been an International society and
membership is encouraged world-wide. There are currently members in over
a dozen countries, in all hemispheres. Technically, the ATS is a
non-profit corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
U.S. Since the great majority of the Charter Members and all of the
original Officers were English-speaking, English has been adopted as the
primary language of the Society.
No, and many of our members are not collectors at all. Some are research
astronomers; others are historians and librarians. Still others are
institutions with major historical instruments. But many of our members
are simply individuals with a keen interest in the history of the
telescope and astronomical discovery, and anyone with an interest in
these topics is encouraged to join. Of course, many members do own one
or more antique telescopes and several members may be considered very
serious collectors ... a few have world-class instruments!
Who should I contact at the Antique Telescope Society?
For most initial inquiries as well as submissions to the website,
contact the Website Editor. Membership
inquiries and official ATS correspondence should be directed to the
ATS Secretary. Technical
problems with the Website should be directed to the ATS
Journal questions and correspondence should
be addressed to ATS Journal Editor.