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FIU astronomer observes distant galaxy with world's largest optical telescope


On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Dr. James Webb, FIU astrophysicist and director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, collaborated with UF astrophysicist Dr. Steve Eikenberry to observe a unique Blazar called S5 0716+71 with the largest optical telescope in the world. The Grand Telescipo Canarias, has a mirror which is 10.4 meters in diameter and is the largest steerable ground-based optical telescope in the world. It is located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma.

2017 SISH Scholarships awarded to undergraduates in Astronomy and Physics


Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the MARC Pavilion, , including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

A Message on Cosmonautics Day


FIU mathematics faculty Ada Monserrat, recently visited the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia. Click on the link above to read about her trip!

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