The Astronomy Club observes astronomical phenomena and studies celestial objects through modern techniques and with newly developed technology. The jewel of the club is the automated 8” Meade LX=200 Schmidt-Casegrain telescope. Many solar system planets as well as stars and galaxies are observed in the Cadet Observatory, located on the roof of Bartlett Hall.
Point of Contact - Dr. Paula Fekete, 845-938-6468
Nuclear Engineering Club
The West Point student chapter of American Nuclear Society is an organization where cadets are encouraged to discuss and engage in activities that promote understanding of nuclear science and its applications. Activities include discussions, site visits to facilities that utilize nuclear technology, and presentations from academia and industry. While the West Point ANS is focused on physics and nuclear engineering, the nuclear science field is highly interdisciplinary, so the club is open to cadets of all majors. Every year, highly deserving cadets are selected for membership in the American Nuclear Society’s Alpha Nu Sigma National Honor Society.
Point of Contact - CPT Nathaniel Kaminski, 845-938-2439
Society of Physics Students
The West Point chapter of the National Society of Physics Students is a national professional physics association explicitly designed for students. Membership is open to anyone interested in physics. Members have taken trip sections to Boston, NYC, and Washington D.C. to museums, planetariums and laboratories. Every year, several highly deserving cadets are selected for membership in Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Honor Society within the Society of Physics Students.
Point of Contact - Dr. Michael Pfenning, 845-938-0184