Club Info

What is the Astronomy Club all about?

Founded in 1973, the Penn State Astronomy Club is composed of people who enjoy observing and learning about the universe. Now into our forty-seventh year, we have a rich and active tradition in promoting interest in the heavens to the general public. We specialize in introducing astronomy at a non-technical level. Our members derive a special satisfaction by sharing the opportunity to view the nighttime sky with fellow members and the public. Our meeting topics vary from learning about the universe, to operating telescopes, to taking astrophotos.

Joining the Club

For the Fall 2020 semester, the Astronomy Club will be hosting meetings virtually! Visit our Contact Us page for more information.

You don’t have to be an Astronomy major to be a member of the Astronomy Club! If you are interested in joining the club, feel free to come to the next meeting. Meetings are usually every-other Tuesday. If you want to participate in club outings and starparties, you’ll have to pay dues. Dues are $5 for one semester or $10 for the year. Please email Vahan Kazandjian ( to be added to our email list so that you can be notified when we have meetings and announcements.