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The Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club

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We started the Emory University Astronomy Club during the Fall 2003 semester by students taking Physics 116, "An Introduction to Astronomy." The first meeting was October 22, 2003, and the University granted a provisional charter during the early spring semester, 2004.

Mission Statement

The latest official mission statement is: "To inspire and pursue the advancement of knowledge of the universe including, but not limited to, astronomical events, the celestial landscape, and general scientific inquiry.”
To achieve these goals, the Club currently:
  • Holds regular meetings and discussions regarding all aspects of astronomy.
  • Organizes and conducts outdoor observing sessions.
  • Organizes field trips
  • Sponsors, coordinates and/or assists with community events involving the astronomical facilities at Emory University

Recent events include:
  • Planetarium shows
  • Trivia night.
  • Dark sky trips
  • Speaker panel
  • Trips to Fernbank Science Center
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And more!

Membership is open to any member of the Emory community, including students, faculty and staff. The sole requirement for membership is the attendance of at least two events hosted or co-hosted by Emory Astronomy Club. 

Subscribe to our emails for event updates and exec recruitments. The Club advisor is Dr. Erin Bonning, Director of the Emory Planetarium. If you would like information on becoming a member of the Club, please contact Dr. Bonning via e-mail: or her office phone: (404) 727-4287.

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