*Due to unforeseen circumstances, both the daytime seminar and evening public lecture have been cancelled.*

The Florida Space Institute hosts several distinguished lecturers each year to visit UCF and speak on space exploration. Each FSI Distinguished Lecturer spends their visit with FSI and UCF researchers and administrators, and gives both an FSI seminar and an evening public lecture.

Their daytime FSI lecture is open to UCF researchers, administrators, and students, NASA-KSC personnel, FSI member institutions and FSI employees.

Their evening lecture will be open to the entire UCF community, the public, and the press.

Contact Sreela Mallick at with any questions, or if you wish to be on the email distribution list for notices of upcoming FSI distinguished lecturers.


Next FSI Distinguished Lecture

The next FSI Distinguished Lecturer will be Lt. Col. Paul Damphousse, a former marine aviator, Department of Defense space policy officer, aide to Florida Senator Bill Nelson, and the new Executive Director of the National Space Society.

National Space Society Executive Director

Lt. Col. Paul Damphousse, Ret. USMC

Lecture Title:

Ad Astra: A National Space Society Perspective on our Future in Space

Lt. Col. Damphousse’s Daytime Lecture will no longer be held at 11:30 a.m. on February 12th at FSI

as the daytime lecture has been cancelled.

12354 Research Parkway
Partnership I Bldg. Suite 209
Orlando, FL 32826

For directions and parking information click here.

Lt. Col. Damphousse’s Public Lecture will no longer be held at 7:30 pm on February 12thon the UCF Campus in the Student Union, Cape Florida Room 316AB as it has been cancelled.

For directions to the UCF campus click here.