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Astronomy

We study temporal variations in the spectra and the evolution of star formation in dwarf galaxies (the LITTLE THINGS project). The Astronomy group consists of three faculty members, four graduate students, a teaching laboratory manager and a number undergraduate students.

Research

Our research interests include the structure and evolution of close binary stars through modeling of light and velocity curves, multifrequency observations of quasars, blazars and other active galactic nuclei.

Facilities

In addition to the Stocker AstroScience Center, we have nine Celestron Classic 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are compact and perfect for lunar and planetary observing. We also have a 30-cm Meade LX-200 Schmidt-Cassegrain and Celestron 28-cm computerized telescopes used for undergraduate research and public events.

Astronomy Laboratory Manager

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Outreach

Dedicated to serving and educating the public, we hold engaging discussions on astronomy and host star parties for the community. We work closely with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society to introduce science, astronomy and the beauty of the night sky to schools, organizations and the general public throughout South Florida.

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)

We’re part of the ten university consortium, linking faculty, staff and students in the southeastern United States who are actively engaged in astronomical research and the promotion and development of astronomy. Learn More About SARA