Information to be added soon!
Meetings are held every Wednesday on a biweekly basis around 7pm in Robeson 112. More information regarding these meetings will be added soon.
ACVT is a general interest astronomy club, so no experience or academic background is required for membership. Any person with an interest in astronomy is eligible to become a member.
Annual dues of fifteen dollars are collected in the fall semester. Members joining in the spring or who will only be present for one semester will only be required to pay ten dollars. In addition, members can pay an additional ten dollars for a custom ACVT t-shirt. See the Club Constitution and By-laws for more information. We accept cash payments made in person for dues as well as sending dues to our Venmo account @AstroClubVT. Both methods require your email and name for our records.
To be added to the club email list, please contact the webmaster, Sawan Chawla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Public Open Houses at the Anderson Memorial Observatory are held on Fridays after sundown (weather permitting). Please go to the Home page to see the status of the next Open House. Anyone interested may attend, including Intro to Astronomy (PHYS 1055/6 & PHYS 1155/6) students seeking extra credit. Please read the Anderson Observatory page before attending for directions. Outreach events within and for the Blacksburg community are often held on campus, at the observatory, and off campus by club members whenever the opportunity arises. Events have been held with local high schools, middle school students, and local residents.
Nicholas R. Anderson
Nick Anderson, 2014-2015 ACVT President, passed away on December 22, 2015.
Nick's contributions to the club were invaluable. He shared his passion for and knowledge of astronomy with club members and non-club members alike by orchestrating the sidewalk astronomy events, giving Starry Night presentations at meetings, coordinating the famous "Pluto Smackdown!", keeping the meetings lively and so much more. He was also a good friend to many of us and there are no words to express how much we will all miss him.
Rest in Peace Nick Anderson. We'll look for you among the stars.