Gilmer Hall

Gilmer Hall, built in 1968, houses the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics & Astronomy.

The science departments have equipment not normally found in undergraduate colleges, including high-power lasers, helium liquifiers, multi-channel analyzers, high-speed oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers.

Hampden-Sydney also has four 10-inch and two 8-inch reflecting telescopes . An astronomical observatory was built in 1994 and updated in 2012.