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 …

UCF to Help Researchers Seeking to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Scheduled for launch in 2021, the telescope is anticipated to be as important to scientific discovery as the Hubble Telescope has been in the past decade. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | OCTOBER 10, 2019 The University of Central Florida soon will become a resource for researchers in Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America seeking an opportunity to Read More …

UCF Workshop to Focus on Mysterious Space Objects

Scientists from around the world will converge at UCF’s Florida Space Institute this week to discuss Centaurs, a type of poorly understood objects found between Jupiter and Neptune. Centaurs are made of rock and ice and can be as large as 125 miles across. These objects are believed to be similar to distant Kuiper Belt Read More …