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About ALVA

2021 ALVA president and vice-president.  Photo.

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 such as 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).

The ALVA board 2021-2022

  • Þóra Kristín Karlsdóttir - President
  • Lucian Mattias Spitzner - Vice president
  • Anatole Storck - Communications director
  • Nerea Gurrutxaga - Board member
  • John Ringdahl - Board member
  • Calum Macpherson - Board member
  • Viktor Jónsson - Advisor to the board
  • Rebecca Forsberg - Advisor to the board

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 we work closely with and are hosted by Lund Observatory at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics. 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

ALVA board meeting. People sitting around a table. September 2021. Photo.
ALVA board meeting - September 2021.