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Before you can Join the PAS, you must first Register here.  
Fill out this form and click  "Register".
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Once your registration is approved, you may browse the Public areas
of the site, but you are not yet a member of the PAS.
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Please enter your information as accurately as possible.

If you are planning on joining the Peninsula Astronomical Society (and we hope you do), we require that the information in your profile be accurate.  This is necessary to protect the Society's assets and it is required by our insurance carrier as well.  We reserve the right to validate your profile information; intentionally inaccurate or misleading information will be cause for revoking your membership in the Society and suspending access to this web site.

The ID field is only required if you wish to have access to the Society's private observing site (Oak Ridge) or any of the Society's telescopes, including Foothill and Oak Ridge Observatories and the club's extensive collection of Loaner telescopes.  If this is the case, please enter your California Driver License number or other suitable ID.  Please do NOT enter a Social Security Number.

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Privacy Statement

Peninsula Astronomical Society is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Peninsula Astronomical Society Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Peninsula Astronomical Society website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Peninsula Astronomical Society collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Peninsula Astronomical Society also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Peninsula Astronomical Society. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Peninsula Astronomical Society for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Peninsula Astronomical Society Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Peninsula Astronomical Society public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Peninsula Astronomical Society does not read any of your private online communications.

Peninsula Astronomical Society encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Peninsula Astronomical Society so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Peninsula Astronomical Society is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Peninsula Astronomical Society and Peninsula Astronomical Society family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Peninsula Astronomical Society collects and uses your personal information to operate the Peninsula Astronomical Society Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Peninsula Astronomical Society also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Peninsula Astronomical Society and its affiliates. Peninsula Astronomical Society may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Peninsula Astronomical Society does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Peninsula Astronomical Society may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Peninsula Astronomical Society may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Peninsula Astronomical Society, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Peninsula Astronomical Society does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Peninsula Astronomical Society keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Peninsula Astronomical Society, in order to determine what Peninsula Astronomical Society services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Peninsula Astronomical Society to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Peninsula Astronomical Society Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Peninsula Astronomical Society or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Peninsula Astronomical Society; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Peninsula Astronomical Society, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Peninsula Astronomical Society Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Peninsula Astronomical Society pages, or register with Peninsula Astronomical Society site or services, a cookie helps Peninsula Astronomical Society to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Peninsula Astronomical Society Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Peninsula Astronomical Society features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Peninsula Astronomical Society services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Peninsula Astronomical Society secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Peninsula Astronomical Society secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Peninsula Astronomical Society will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Peninsula Astronomical Society encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Peninsula Astronomical Society is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Peninsula Astronomical Society welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Peninsula Astronomical Society has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Peninsula Astronomical Society at  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.