Upcoming Events

Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe.

04/10/2015 08:00 PM

Dr. James Webb (FIU) will discuss gravitational waves and the possibility of a totally new window on the universe? Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

End-of-semester Star Party

04/24/2015 08:00 PM

Music, munchies, astronomers and stars

Latest News

The Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship


This news note is to announce the annual SCAS scholarship for astronomy students at FIU. Interested students should contact Dr. Webb, Dr. Van Hamme, or Dr. Simpson about an application form. The scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified student who is a physics major with a minor in astronomy, and has a GPA in physics above 3.0. An application form, recent transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation should be submitted by March 15th, 2015.

Flurry of activity at the Stocker Astroscience center


Students and faculty observe a comet, an Earth approaching asteriod, and a quasar in outburst all in one night from the observing deck of the Stocker Astroscience Center!

Telescope arrives!


The Main 24" telescope for the Stocker Astroscience Center arrives at 9:00 am Saturday morning. A crane arrived an hour later to lift the telescope to its perch in the dome 4.5 stories atop the astroscience center.

Contact Us

Stocker AstroScience Center
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 222
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3964
Fax: (305) 348-6700