• The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, Inc., (SoVerA) is a USC 26 § 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization federally-recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and operating in the State of Vermont that pursues educational and scientific objectives in accordance with its charter and has been doing so since 2006.


    • Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, Inc.; SoVerA
      PO Box 92 · Chester, VT 05143;


    • The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, Inc., (SoVerA) Board of Directors meetings involve organizational administration, management, budgeting, and policymaking, are open to all members, and generally happen at 6:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month at 116 Main St, Chester, VT 05143.

Board of Directors

    • Claudio Veliz (
      President, Chair of Board of Directors, Board of Directors, Member (2006-);
      Chair of Research Committee (2014-)
    • Pat Porch
      Vice President, Board of Directors, Member
    • Rick Bates
      Board of Directors, Member
    • Erik Schmitt (
      Treasurer, Board of Directors, Member
    • Margot Kuhns Schmitt (
      Secretary, Board of Directors, Member