Maps and Driving directions to the Astronomy Department, University of Virginia


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The Astronomy Department is located in the Astronomy Building, at 530 McCormick Road, Charlottesville VA, 22904.

Driving Directions


From Washington, DC: Take I-66 west past Manassas, to Gainesville. Take exit 43-B to US-29 South at Gainesville. Follow US-29 South until you reach Charlottesville, where the road will eventually widen to four lanes (approximately 75 miles). (Follow orange line on map above from this point). Go under the US-29/250 bypass and stay on Emmet Street/US-29 Business (road narrows to two lanes). After you pass under a railroad bridge, you will take a right at the sixth light after the US-29/250 bypass, onto Ivy Road (US-250 W Business). Take a left at the second light, onto Alderman Road. Go to the next light (McCormick Road), turn right and we are the first building on the right (530 McCormick Road).

From Pennsylvania on I-81: From I-81, get on I-64 east in Staunton, VA. Stay on I-64 for about 30 miles. (Follow purple line on map above from this point). Take exit 118-B onto US-29 North. Stay in the right lane, and take the first exit (in less than half a mile) off of US-29 onto US-29 Business/Fontaine Avenue and go right at the end of the exit ramp. Go straight through the first light (left lane), and at the second light turn left onto Maury Avenue. Maury Avenue becomes Alderman Road after a four-way stop. Continue on Alderman Road, go past the football stadium (on your right) and turn left at the first light (McCormick Road). We are the first building on the right (530 McCormick Road).

From North Carolina: Take I-85 or I-95 north to Richmond, then transfer to I-64 west. Remain on I-64 past most of Charlottesville and take exit 118-B onto US-29 North (Follow purple line on map above from this point). Stay in the right lane, and take the first exit (in less than half a mile) off of US-29 onto US-29 Business/Fontaine Avenue and go right at the end of the exit ramp. Go straight through the first light (left lane), and at the second light turn left onto Maury Avenue. Maury Avenue becomes Alderman Road after a four-way stop. Continue on Alderman Road, go past the football stadium (on your right) and turn left at the first light (McCormick Road). We are the first building on the right (530 McCormick Road).