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Sustaining Membership Sustaining Member Application
Name of President or Principal ___________________________________

Title ________________________________

Name of Company/Organization


Address _______________________________________

City _____________________________ State/Prov ________ Zip __________

Country _______________________________________

Telephone _____________________________ Fax ______________________

E-mail address ___________________________________________________

Web site address _________________________________________________

Is your organization nonprofit? ____Yes ____No

Type of organization (check all that apply)

___ architectural design firm

___ exhibit design/production firm

___ film producer

___ planning/fundraising consultant

___ public relations firm

___ publisher/supplier of educational materials

___ scientific equipment manufaturer

___ scientific/educational association or society

___ other



Does your organization agree with ASTC's Statement on Science (listed below)?
____Yes ____No

Science is a human endeavor that uses observations and experimentation to
develop explanations of the natural world. Scientific theories are grounded
in and compatible with evidence, internally consistent, and demonstrably effective
in explaining a wide variety of phenomena. Science is based on hundreds of years
of scientific observation and experimentation and many thousands of
peer-reviewed publications.

Does your organization agree with and demonstrate a strong interest
in the goals of ASTC (listed below)? ____Yes ____No

  • To further public understanding of science
  • To show the impact of science and technology on society and culture
  • to encourage diversity and participation by all peoples in the scientific enterprise, especially women, minorities, and other groups underrepresented in scientific and technological careers
  • to serve as a vehicle for cooperative projects of mutual interest to its membership
  • to advance the role of science and technology centers in society
  • to cooperate with other educational agencies and organizations to further common goals


How did you learn about ASTC? ______________________________________


ASTC is committed to providing its members with time-sensitive and up-to-date
information on issues of importance to the science center field. So that your
organization may benefit from these services, we request permission to send
you and/or your staff timely print, faxed, or e-mail communications, such as
ASTC INFORMS, ASTC SCANS, annual conference announcements, and related
marketing opportunities. Please indicate your institution's acceptance by
checking the box below.

[ ] As a benefit of membership ____________________________________
[name of institution] consents to receive communications sent by, or on behalf
of, the Association of Science-Technology Centers.


ASTC offers its members the opportunity to be included in a free online products and services list, the ASTC MarketPlace. In addition to being available online, a print version of the MarketPlace guide is free to anyone who requests it. If your organization would like to be included, please select the following key words to describe your products and services.

___ Admission Ticket Manufacturer

___ Architectural Services

___ Display Equipment

___ Educational Materials

___ Educational Programs

___ Executive Search

___ Exhibit Fabrication

___ Exhibit Planning and/or Design

___ Exhibition Promoter and Producer

___ Exhibition Rental/Purchase

___ Fabrication Management

___ Fundraising/Development Consultation

___ Insurance

___ Interactive Technology/Products

___ Large-Format Films

___ Management Consulting

___ Membership Materials/Marketing

___ Motion Simulators

___ Multimedia/Audio/Video Production Services

___ Multimedia, Projection, and Audio Equipment

___ Museum Electronics

___ Museum Marketing

___ Museum Planning/Feasibility Studies

___ Museum Shop Merchandise (wholesale)

___ Planetarium Equipment, Materials, Shows

___ Research and Evaluation

___ Restaurant Consulting

___ Robotics

___ Software

___ Theater Planning and Design

___ Theatrical Science Shows

___ Usability Research/Consulting

___ Web Design

Using the above categories, under which two areas would you like to be indexed?



REQUIRED: Please send as many of the following materials as you can provide for the ASTC Membership Department's Review:

___ Annual report

___ list of principal staff, indicating title and department

___ brochures and other descriptive materials on your company's products or services

Dues: ______________ USD

___Payment by check (Check must be drawn on US Bank)

Payment by Credit Card:
___American Express

Credit Card Number ___________________________________

Expiration Date:___________________

Print Name as it appears on card _________________________________

Signature of Card Holder __________________________________________

ASTC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, and for any lawful reason, to reject any application for membership.

Please mail this application and your supporting materials to:

ASTC Membership
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-2734

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