Interview with Ana Carolina de Souza Feliciano: an Astronomy PhD student at Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Carolina de Souza Feliciano is an international student from Brazil. She is collaborating with Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso on the study of small Solar System bodies from an observational perspective at FSI. Anshare Antoine, Interviewer: What are you studying? Ana Carolina de Souza Feliciano, Interviewee: I am studying Small Solar System bodies from an observational Read More …

Arecibo Observatory to Offer New Opportunities for Visiting Scientists

$1.5 million grant to help launch new programs, including guaranteed telescope time for selected participants. BY ZENAIDA KOTALA | NOVEMBER 14, 2019 The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will launch a new series of programs to host junior and senior scientists at the observatory to boost the transfer of science knowledge and train the next generations of Read More …

Recently Accepted Manuscript to the Astronomical Journal.

Dr. Charles Schambeau and co-authors, Yanga Fernandez, Nalin Samarasinha, Laura Woodney, Arunav Kundu’s manuscript, “Analysis of HST WFPC2 Observations of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 while in Outburst to Place Constraints on the Nucleus’ Rotation State,” has been recently accepted to the Astronomical Journal. A preprint version of the article has been uploaded and accepted on arXiv Read More …

UCF’s James Webb Space Telescope proposal led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted!

UCF’s proposal to “become a resource for researchers in Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America seeking an opportunity to use the new James Webb Space Telescope to be launched by NASA,” led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted by the Space Telescope Sciences Institute (STScI). FSI scientist, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, and physics graduate student, Read More …

Interview with Hadarou Sare: PhD student in Aerospace, Astronautical, and Aeronautical Engineering at University at Buffalo.

After his seminar presentation on “Space Objects Detection Satellite” at FSI, we asked Hadarou a few questions about his earliest motivation for pursuing space research and what he is working on now. Here is what he shared with us: Anshare (Technical Writer, Interviewer): Why did you decide to study planetary science? Hadarou (Interviewee): When I Read More …

Interview with Clarissa Casagrande

Our technical writer had the pleasure of interviewing Clarissa Casagrande, FSI’s Mechanical Engineering and Energy in Aeronautics Intern, at the end of her five-week internship. Here is what Clarissa had to say about her time at FSI. Anshare (Technical Writer, Interviewer): What motivated you to study mechanical engineering and energy in aeronautics? Clarissa Casagrande (Mechanical Read More …

Preliminary Design of a Cooling Loop for a Suborbital Payload Seminar

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is sponsoring a seminar on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at FSI Partnership 1 building, Room 209. TOPIC: “Preliminary Design of a Cooling Loop for a Suborbital Payload” SPEAKER: Clarissa Casagrande BIO: Clarissa Casagrande is a MSc student in Mechanical Engineering Energy and Aeronautics at the University of Read More …