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Monday, January 27: Seminar Given By Peter Brown, Western University

On Monday, January 27, 2014, a public talk was given by Peter Brown of Western University at the UCF Student Union. The title of Dr. Brown’s talk was The Impact Hazard From Small Asteroids: Lessons From The Chelyabinsk Airburst One Year Later. Below is the abstract and a link to view pictures of the event. …

Gold Project Awarded $55 Million Grant Making UCF The First University in Florida to Lead a NASA Satellite Mission

Dr. Richard Eastes , a Researcher here at FSI, is the Principal Investigator for the  GOLD project which was recently awarded a $55 million grant from NASA. This grant will make UCF the first university in Florida to lead a satellite mission for NASA. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will help scientists better understand weather in space and how it impacts the …

November 2013: FSI’s Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee Inducted Into UCF’s Millionaire’s Club

Congratulations to FSI’s Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee as he was recently inducted into UCF’s Millionaire’s Club. Dr. Mukherjee received $1.3 million in external funding during the last fiscal year. To read more click here .

November 2013: NASA Awards $6 million Grant to UCF

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Britt, of UCF’s Physics Department, as his Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (referred to as CLASS) was selected to be part of the new Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute ( SSERVI ) by NASA this week. CLASS brings together the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to address the difficult scientific and technical …

October 2013: UCF / FSI Attends Division For Planetary Sciences Meeting

UCF is breaking a record this week with 22 people presenting at one of the most important planetary sciences conferences in the nation. The annual Division for Planetary Sciences meeting kicked off in Denver on Saturday drawing thousands of scientists from around the world who study the solar system and its early formation. DPS is …

Joint UCF-UF Space Research Initiative Conference

The 1st joint UCF-UFL Space Research Initiative Conference will be held from 8.00 AM – 5.15 PM  on Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2013 at University of Florida, Gainesville (venue : Mathews Suite (4th Floor), JW Reitz Union, Univ. of Florida).   All SRI awardees from UCF under the 2012-A and 2012-B cycles and the awardees from …

July 2013: University of Central Florida Led SRI Awardees – 2013A Program Cycle

July 2013: GOLD Project in CAWSES II Newsletter

Article in CAWSES (Climate and Weather for Sun-Earth System– II) Newsletter, Volume 12, July 2013: http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/1/16/TG4_newsletter_issue12.pdf

July 2013: FSI’s Dr. E. Todd Bradley Awarded NASA Grant

Congratulations to FSI Affiliated Faculty member, Dr. E. Todd Bradley, on being PI for a NASA, Planetary Mission Data Analysis Program (PMDAP), grant. The project will study Mercury’s exosphere using MESSENGER data.

June 2013: Two Projects Supported By FSI’s Space Research Initiative Have Been Selected By NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program

Two projects supported by FSI’s Space Research Initiative were recently selected by NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program. One project, led by Professor Robert Peale (UCF Physics), will fly in a high-altitude balloon to test a new technology to measure trace species in planetary atmospheres . The other project, led by Dr. E. Todd Bradley (UCF Physics), will test a cubesat attitude control system on a parabolic flight campaign.   Click the following link to read …

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