The Florida Board of Governors has named FIU a Preeminent State Research University. Learn what makes FIU preeminent

Thanks to a gift from Dr. Carl Stocker, we are a fully equipped observatory and teaching center. Using South Florida's only research-grade telescope, we train students in astronomical observations and investigate objects from the nearby solar system to distant galaxies.

Planetarium Project

We are raising funds to expand our center with a planetarium, which would be used for university classes, K-12 tours, public events and more.


Upcoming events will be posted here.