Our group conducts astronomy and astrophysics research that focuses on star formation, supernova explosions, the cosmic microwave background, and cosmology. Our goals are to help decipher the nature of dark matter, dark energy, and the cosmic dark ages and to understand the origin of chemical elements in stars and stellar explosions. Our efforts strongly benefit from collaborations on a national and international level, and from the research and support of the other groups in the FSU Physics Department.
Our Planetarium at FSU is used to educate and entertain the community, local and regional K-12 schools, FSU students, home-schoolers, service organizations, clubs, and the general public. For more information and to book a show, visit the Planetarium's Website.
The FSU Observatory was constructed on top of the Doak Campbell Stadium in 2019 with support from the FSU Student Technology Fee and the Office of the President. It houses a 17-inch f/6.8 telescope sitting on a direct drive alt-az mount. The primary function of the observatory is teaching and outreach.