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About ACVT

The main purposes of the Astronomy Club of Virginia Tech are to promote the study of astronomy through public education in the Blacksburg community and to improve and increase each member's knowledge of astronomy. We can be reached on our Facebook Page or through our club e-mail,


Meetings are held every other Tuesday at 7pm (Location in Robeson 210). After each meeting, weather permitting, members carpool to the Anderson Memorial Observatory.

Club observing at Anderson Observatory is also held on specific nights on the "off-weeks" when the club does not have a Tuesday meeting. This bi-weekly event is limited to club members, but members may feel free to bring a friend. Note that this is not an open house. Non-members or students seeking extra credit should attend regular Open Houses (more information below).



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 thirty-five dollars are collected in the fall semester. Members joining in the spring or who will only be present for the fall semester will only be required to pay twenty-five dollars. Both paid memberships include a free ACVT t-shirt. See the Club Constitution and By-laws for more information.

For more information about becoming a club member and paying dues, please contact the treasurer, Anna Moon ( To be added to the club scholar page and email list, please contact the webmaster, Steven Tom (


Public open houses at the Anderson Memorial Observatory are held Fridays after sundown (weather permitting). 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.

Constitution and By-laws

Club Constitution and By-laws

Past ACVT Events