UCF faculty participate in pop culture convention to help people understand space science and why it matters in an entertaining way. Full story here.
Almost 25 tons of high-fidelity simulant has been shipped so far this year to scientists and engineers around the world so they can test their ideas before launching them into space. More info at this link.
Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso has been recognized as a 2022 Orange County Distinguished Resident! More info at this link. Congratulations!
Find out about an asteroid sharing Earth’s orbit around the Sun! Info here.
As JWST reaches its destination at the end of January, UCF Planetary Scientist Noemi Pinilla-Alonso prepares to complete more than 100 hours of research once it arrives. More info here.
An international team of astronomers (that includes an AO researcher) has announced the results of a comprehensive search for ripples in the fabric of space-time: gravitational waves. More info here.
Dr. Phil Metzger at FSI is profiled in an installment of UCF’s “Knights Do That” series. More info here.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test mission — DART — launched last week, and Arecibo Observatory and UCF Planetary Sciences Group are part of the story. More info here.
Prof. Humberto Campins has won a fellowship to spend the next year advising the U.S. Dept. of State. More info here.
Planetary scientists at the Florida Space Institute are featured in the UCF Office of Research annual report. More info here.
There’s so much space-related activity at UCF, we can’t fit it into just one UN-designated week! More info at UCF Today.
Several planetary science researchers in Physics and in FSI have ongoing projects that will help us keep exploring the Moon. More info at UCF Today.
Planetary Science graduate student Autumn Shackelford talks about her research studying airless bodies in the Solar System. More info at UCF Today.
Professor Dan Britt is part of NASA mission that just launched this month that will explore Trojan Asteroids in the outer Solar System. More info at UCF Today.