The Emory University - Astronomy Club

Members of EAC setting up the club telescope for a dark-sky observing trip.
The Emory University Astronomy Club was started during the Fall 2003 semester by students taking Physics 116, “Introductory Astronomy.” The first meeting was October 22, 2003, and a provisional charter was granted by the University during early spring semester, 2004.

Mission statement:
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.

Members of the public attend a planetarium show hosted by EAC at Emory Physics Department's annual Physics Live! event during the Atlanta Science Festiva
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!

  • Emory astrophysics and astrochemistry faculty present a panel discussion on the cosmic origins of life in the universe.


    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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