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Astronomy: Citation Manuals

This guide will help you get started with your research in astronomy.

Citation Manuals

VMI Writing Center

Hours and Location

215 Carroll Hall

The Writing Center will operate Monday through Thursday 0800-1600 and 1930-2230, and Friday 0800-1200.

400A Preston Library

The Writing Center holds its Sunday hours in Preston Library from 1500-2200.

Cadets may sign up for appointments at, or they may walk in for impromptu consultations.

AASTeX Package for Manuscript Preparation

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has developed a markup package to assist authors in preparing manuscripts.  Cadets should use the author guide in the AASTeX Package when working on a bibliography.  Use section 2.14, "Citations and Bibliography" to find examples.