UCF's Robinson Observatory houses a 0.5-meter Ritchey-Chretien telescope and allows observations either at the dome or via the Internet.
In our on-campus labs, UCF researchers analyze meteorites, prepare for microgravity studies of high-speed impacts, and measure the radiative properties of astrophysical dust analogs and atmospheric gases.
We have a variety of computing resources at our disposal for data analysis and modeling.
We access large telescopes through their open proposal processes and through collaborations. In the past 5 years, UCF researchers have used facilities throughout the world, including:
- NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, 2.3 m
- NASA Spitzer Space Telescope, 0.85 m
- James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 15-m
- Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 10.4-m
- Gran Telescopio de Canarias (La Palma, Canaries), 10.4 mKeck I and II (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 10 m
- Very Large Telescope (Cerro Paranal, Chile), 8.3 m
- Subaru Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 8.3-m
- Arizona-Smithsonian MMT (Mount Hopkins, Arizona), 6.5 m
- William Herschel Telescope (La Palma, Canaries), 4.2 m
- Blanco Telescope (Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile), 4m
- United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 3.8-m
- Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 3.6-m
- Italy's Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (La Palma, Canaries), 3.6 m
- New Technology Telescope (La Silla, Chile), 3.5 m
- NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 3 m
- University of Hawaii 88-inch Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 2.2-m
- Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2.1 m