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SCAAS promotes a better public understanding of the cultural significance of science, especially astronomical knowledge, among cultures of the American Greater Southwest, past and present, by supporting research, education and the respectful dissemination of knowledge. To accomplish our mission, we hold regional conferences and workshops in association with accredited academic and research institutions, publish scholarly volumes based on those meetings and promote and respect the knowledge and participation of Native Americans in research and studies about their cultures. Benefits for members include discounts to events, a newsletter containing recent research, a website with members-only research resources and a professional forum for presenting research results. The organization continues to grow with 65 active members. We are embarking on a strategic plan to expand the contributions of the Society into the development of curriculum for elementary through undergraduate education and the improvement of educational resources for our National and State Parks and Monuments with a focus on increasing the participation of Native Americans.

Your financial support is the foundation for the Society to pursue larger sources of capital. Funds are needed to support development of our educational program, conferences and workshops, editing and publication of conference proceedings and educational resources and to provide assistance for our Native American participants. In an effort to meet this increased need, we have established a series of donor membership levels that provide increased benefits.


Patron Membership:  A $500.00 donation receives a three year Patron membership to the Society and one complimentary admission to a conference or workshop. SCAAS sponsored banquets are not included. You will also receive recognition at all SCAAS events, designation in the newsletter and on our website for one year.

Sustaining Membership:  A donation of $1,000.00 receives a five year Sustaining membership to the Society and one complimentary admission to our conference and workshop series which includes the banquet/awards dinner and a complimentary copy of the conference publication. You will also receive recognition at all SCAAS events, designation in the newsletter and on our website for one year.

Sponsor Membership:  A $2,500.00 donation receives a ten year Sponsor membership to the Society and two complimentary admissions to our conference and workshop series which includes the banquet/awards dinner and a complimentary copy of each of the conference publications. You will also receive recognition at all SCAAS events, designation in newsletter and on our website for two years.

Lifetime Membership: A donation of $5,000.00 receives a Lifetime membership to the Society and three complimentary admissions to our conference and workshop series which includes the banquet/awards dinner and a complimentary copy of each of the conference publications. You will also receive recognition at all SCAAS events, designation in the newsletter and on our website for three years.


For personal assistance with your donation or Sponsor membership please contact our Membership Chair, Greg Munson, at greg_munson@scaas.org.

SCAAS is an authorized 501(c)(3) under the US Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 45-3412899). Donation memberships of $1,000.00 or more must be reviewed and approved by the SCAAS Board of Directors.

To make donations by personal check, please download the donation form and send to us at the address on the form.

Your donations are generally tax deductible.
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