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Welcome to the UVI Observatory

The UVI Observatory, located at 1325 ft atop Crown Mountain on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, houses a research-grade 0.5 m automated Cassegrain telescope. The telescope is maintained and operated by astronomers at the University of the Virgin Islands, the College of Charleston, and South Carolina State University.
Stars Camera

In addition to the permanent observatory staff and an enthusiastic group of volunteers, the facility hosts also UVI faculties from the physics department and collaborators.

Internship Opportunities
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Etelman Telescope
The Etelman Observatory houses the Virgin Islands Robotic Telescope (VIRT), a fully automated, robotically-controlled, and queue-driven 0.5m research-grade Cassegrain telescope.

Astronomical Events

Check out the dates and times for astronomical events like equinoxes, solstices, meteor showers, eclipses, supermoons, and more.

Concentration in Astronomy

Students can pursue graduate school or careers in astronomy or engineering fields.
UVI Building
UVI’s Physics program was founded five years ago. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy or Engineering.