Radford University's Selu Observatory is a remarkable resource for Radford, the surrounding counties, and all of southwest Virginia. A few miles from Exit 109 off I-81, its location makes it possible for Radford University students, school groups, families and interested local citizens to have the wonders of the universe available in a convenient setting.
The observatory makes the planets, stars, comets, and other celestial bodies immediately accessible to view. It allows researchers to investigate the dynamics of the universe, and it allows interested amateurs to see first hand the intriguing objects in space that affect tides, weather, seasons, and other aspects of our lives. School children can gain exposure to technology that will help them develop an interest in science.