Sherry D. Byers
Administrative Assistant

P: (540) 464-7225
F: (540) 464-7767

320 Mallory Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

Astronomical Laboratory

The VMI Physics and Astronomy Department owns a 20-inch computer controlled telescope and observatory. The telescope is used with both introductory astronomy courses (open to all cadets, no prerequisites) and upper level astronomy courses: Observational Techniques, the Independent Project courses, and Senior Thesis.

Astronomical Research: The telescope is used for both faculty research and involving physics majors in research. Learn more about Astronomical Research at VMI.

Astrophotography: One of our telescopes is designed for astrophotography. View some astrophotography results.