Astronomy is the study of how the Universe works and is a subspecialty of physics.  Join us as a major, minor, take our core courses, or come to our free Planetarium Shows, presented by a member of our astronomy faculty

We offer a BS in Astronomy and also a minor, as well as courses for science core requirements. 

Our Faculty:


Dr Kenneth Rumstay, PhD (Observatory Director)

active galaxies, interstellar medium

Dr Martha Leake, PhD

planetary astronomy

Dr. Cecilia Barnbaum, PhD

stellar evolution, insterstellar medium

Our Students and their Activities 

VSU's Astronomy Facilities

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