UF Undergrad Francisco Mendez wins the AAS Chambliss Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Francisco Mendez for being awarded the Chambliss Medal from the American Astronomical Society for his poster presentation. He was one of only three undergraduate students awardees in the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award competition for undergraduate students at the virtual 236th AAS meeting. The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize […]

Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM) on the International Space Station

For the last few years, the UF Department of Astronomy has worked with the UF spinoff company Satlantis to develop a state-of-the-art space camera for scientific and commercial applications: the “integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites” (iSIM). The iSIM camera concept was originally designed in our department to obtain very deep images of dark haloes in […]

UF Hosts Statewide Astronomy Collaboration Meeting

The University of Florida Department of Astronomy hosted a collaborative meeting including representatives from universities from across the state of Florida.  With an overarching goal of promoting astronomy research, education, and outreach, the representatives discussed ways that individual faculty members and institutions as a whole could better work together to serve our students and communities.