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NEWS: UCF-led Consortium to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

UCF Office of Research and Commercialization recently announced the agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to operate and manage the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home of the largest fully operational radio telescope in the world. The agreement solidifies our university as a leader in space-related research and will provide more academic opportunities for …

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is sponsoring a seminar on Monday February 19, 2018, at 11:00 am in Partnership 1 Room 209

Speaker : Dr. Jesper W Gjerloev   Topic:  How do we advance our understanding of global Earth-Space interactions?   Despite decades of research even the most basic Earth-near space interactions remain to be controversial.  This is due to several complicating factors:  1) the interaction between Earth and near space is global; 2) it is dynamic; 3) …

Call Out For Next Generation SOFIA Science Instrument

February 12, 2018 – CLASS/Seminar at FSI on February, 12 at 10 AM Partnership 1 Building  Room 209   Abstract: The draft call for the Next Generation of SOFIA Science Instruments has been released! This call is an opportunity for theorists, instrument builders, engineers, and physicists to come together to propose the next great scientific observation program …

Space Education Outreach with Sheyene Gerardi

  February 5, 2018 – Sheyene Gerardi is partnering with the Florida Space Institute (FSI) at the University of Central Florida to bring robotics education to South and Central American schools that serve underprivileged children. Sheyene is a Venezuelan actress and model, the founder of Sheyene School in Venezuela providing primary and secondary education, and …

United Launch Alliance and Florida Space Institute Partner to Develop Lunar Mining

January 18, 2018 – Dr. Phil Metzger and Dr. Julie Brisset have been contracted by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to study the extraction of water from the Moon’s polar regions. They will use computer modeling to develop the optimum arrangement of thermal extraction wells to obtain water at the lowest cost. This is in …

NASA-SSERVI – REVEALS is moving forward

January 11, 2018 – Dr. Esther Beltran- Deputy Director and Scientist for the New NASA SSERVI Award “REVEALS “explains:   Kickoff of the new NASA-SSERVI team REVEALS (Radiation Effects on Volatiles and Exploration of Asteroids and Lunar Surfaces) took place at Georgia Tech August 14-15th, 2017.   REVEALS, with a budget of $5.5 Million, leverages …

Speaking at WITI

November 09, 2017 – Dr. Esther Beltran, an associate scientist at the Florida Space Institute, was honored as guest speaker to talk about women’s role in technology at the  WITI Tampa Bay’s 5th Annual Geek Glam last October. WITI (Women In Technology International) is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. …

FSI Participates in the Discovery of a Ringed World

October 18, 2017 – In the early morning hours of January 21, 2017, many professional and amateur astronomers were pointing their telescopes to a star in the constellation Boötes (The Herdsman) with the unwieldy name of URAT1 533-182543, a typical star that had not inspired any special interest up until that very moment. So what …

UCF in Space Football Game

October 16, 2017 – We’re proud to celebrate University of Central Florida’s history of supporting space exploration at the #UCFinSpace game! https://www.facebook.com/ucfknights/videos/1436935516344450/

Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

October 11, 2017 – This past summer, for the first time since 1918, people in the United States were able to experience a total solar eclipse, crossing the mainland from coast to coast. No total solar eclipse had even touched the continental United States since 1979 and we will have to wait until April 2024 for the next one to happen …

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