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About ALVA

ALVA is an astronomy club for students in Lund. The purpose of the club is to provide a place for science students and other people interested in astronomy to get inspiration and to experience how exciting the Universe can be. ALVA arranges astronomy-related activities like public lectures, stargazing nights, planetarium shows and workshops. We aim to arrange events roughly once per month, usually in the Lund Observatory building (Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27)

Although ALVA is primarily for students at Lund University with a strong interest in astronomy, and preferably studying astronomy, physics or related subjects, everyone is welcome to join us! No academic background in astronomy is necessary and joining is completely free. Most of our communication and activities are conducted in English, but we reply to e-mails or questions in Swedish as well.

ALVA also has a Facebook page which is updated regularly with information about our events and other interesting facts about astronomy.

We maintain a close collaboration with other astronomy clubs in the region such as the Tycho Brahe Astronomical Society and Nova Stella.

In addition to this, we work closely with and are hosted by Lund Observatory at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics and if you have any questions about studying astronomy or taking courses there, we are happy to help.

If you have any further questions, feel free to send an email to alva [dot] astro [dot] lu [at] gmail [dot] com

Lund Observatory building. Photo: Florent Renaud
Lund Observatory
Nearby stars. Image is simulated using Digital Sky Dark Matter.

The ALVA board

  • Kaltrina Kajtazi (President)
  • Viktor Jónsson (Communicator)
  • Johan Appelgren (Webmaster)
  • Martin Montelius (Board member)
  • Jonathan Petersson (Board member)
  • Alvaro Segovia (Board member)
  • Rebecca Forsberg (Board member)
  • Oscar Andersson (Board member)
  • Hyerin Jang (Board member)