Upcoming Events

Historical Women in Astronomy

03/03/2017 08:00 PM

Dr. Caroline Simpson, FIU astrophysicist and winner of the prestigious Richard H. Emmons Award for Excellence in College Teaching education presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will be talking about the role women have played in the development of astronomy throughout the ages.


03/10/2017 08:00 PM

Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will be giving a talk about his research in the field of Global warming.

Astronomy Saves the World

04/07/2017 08:00 PM

Dr. Daniel Batcheldor, professor of Space Sciences at Florida Tech will discuss his new popular crowd-funded book, "Astronomy Saves the World: Securing our Future Through Exploration and Education". Dr. Batcheldor is also director of the SARA telescope on La Palma, Canary Islands. His books will be available for sale and possibly signing after the talk. Telescope will also be set up after the talk, weather permitting.

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The Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship - Apply Now!


It's that time for students to submit their applications for the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship. The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2017. Please click above for more details or contact Dr. James Webb.

Meteor Puts on a Light Show Over Midwest, and for the Cameras


William B. Cook, a NASA meteor expert, reported in a email to NASA headquarters that the fireball originated about 60 miles above West Bend, Wis., moving about 38,000 miles an hour toward the northeast before disintegrating about 21 miles above Lake Michigan.

25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse


This year will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. Make sure to mark your calendar - August 21!

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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