Parking Alert - The parades scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday Oct. 3, have been canceled due to weather. During football Game Day Saturday, the Parade Ground will be closed to parking. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served, basis on paved areas only. Tailgating will not be allowed on the Parade Ground. For more information, click here.
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.