REVEALS on PBS

GPB Originals | Future Moon Exploration In July we will mark the 50th Anniversary of America’s landing on the moon. In celebration of the historic event, GPB will be releasing a new series this summer called, ‘GPB to the Moon’ featuring a variety of stories to celebrate. In this piece, we look at the past Read More …

NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Mike Conroy – Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) challenges university teams to create robots able to excavate for critical resources in extreme environments. The event is streamed live as teams compete to harvest the target materials from below the surface simulant. In addition to excavation systems, teams must Read More …

Brazil Science Days

Science Days – A Traveling Space Fair Mike Conroy, FSI, joined the Michaelis Foundation for Global Education to bring STEM/STEAM inspiration to Brazilian students and families. Events included the soft opening at the Sorocaba Engineering School, (FACENS), in Sorocaba, a visit to a local High School and a 2-day event in Rio de Janeiro. Eleven Read More …

UCF Marks 1st Year at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

Facility’s staff has helped international scientists do their work in planetary science, space and atmospheric science, and radio astronomy. BY ZENAIDA KOTALA | APRIL 5, 2019 UCF celebrates its first anniversary this month of operating the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory is the first national research center that UCF has led. It is home to Read More …

Scientists Gather to Discuss Future Objectives of Arecibo Observatory

Chair of UCF’s physics department part of discussion about how to best harness the power of the observatory for future space-related research. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA The Arecibo Observatory and its researchers hosted scientists from around the world this week to discuss the future of research at the Puerto Rican facility under UCF management. Planetary Read More …