Pollux is the astronomy and model rocketry club at Aalto University. Our activities include excursions to astronomical research facilities, sauna and movie evenings, stargazing trips and model rocketry activities. During the school semesters there are different types of events typically every one or two weeks.

In 2002 Pollux became the second model rocketry club in Finland. After that it has organized many model rocketry courses, during which different design and safety aspects of model rockets are taught. After the course you receive a model rocketry certificate, which allows one to buy rocket model motors and fly them anytime. The courses have so far been held in Finnish, and the certificate is valid only in Finland.


You can join by paying the annual membership fee of 5 euros (fall+spring) or 3 euros (spring only) to Pollux's bank account 660100-3111820. After that email the board at pollux @ list.ayy.fi and tell your name, city of residence and which email lists you would like to join (see below). The membership fee can also be paid at an event to somebody of the board.

If you'd just like notification of upcoming events, you can join Pollux's mailing lists using the links below:

Upcoming events in Spring 2016

Events marked with a rocket are rocketeer events shared by SATS and typically outside Otaniemi.

Thu 25.2.2016 Excursion to the Science Center Heureka, 17:00. Heureka, Vantaa. Enroll in doodle. Facebook event
Thu 10.3.2016 Annual meeting, 18:00 at Rovio-sauna, Jämeräntaival 3A
Tue 15.3.2016 An excursion to the Finnish Meteorological Institute. 18:00, Dynamicum, Helsinki. Enroll in doodle. Facebook event
Fri 22.4.2016 CANCELED: A bicycle trip around the solar system
Mon 16.5.2016 Miniature rocket course at Helsinki Hacklab, at Takkatie 18, Helsinki.
Wed 18.5.2016 Miniature rocket course at Helsinki Hacklab, at Takkatie 18, Helsinki.