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