Facilities

 

 

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, perform 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. UCF researchers have won time recently on such facilities as:

  • NASA Spitzer Space Telescope, 0.85 m
  • James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 15-m
  • Gran Telescopio de Canarias (La Palma, Canaries), 10.4 m
  • NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (Mauna Kea, Hawaii), 3 m
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory (Kitt Peak, Arizona), 2.1 m