Francisco Reyes took this photo of comet NEOWISE on July 19, 2020 from RHO.
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 […]
The UF Astronomy Department would like to add our voice to the recent message from UF President Fuchs in condemning racism, injustice, and hate. The deadly violence in the last weeks experienced by unarmed Black people have deeply disturbed, angered and frightened many of us. We know that the disproportionate use of force and violence […]
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 […]
Undergraduate researcher Francisco Mendez is presenting his work on Detecting Stellar Magnetic Cycles and Rotation Period Using UF’s Dharma Planet Survey at the Center for Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium.
The Campus Teaching Observatory open houses are canceled until at least the end of June. Please check back in June. The event schedule can be found here: https://ww3.astro.ufl.edu/publicsched.html
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.