Astronomy Group at Florida Tech is concerned with observational
and theoretical studies of stars and extragalactic jets, and hypermassive
black holes. The stellar studies are the focus of Drs. Oswalt and
Wood. Drs. Batcheldor and Perlman lead the extragalactic effort.
Dr. Oluseyi has interests ranging from solar/stellar atmospheres,
to cosmology, to CCD device physics. More detailed descriptions
of individual faculty member's active research projects can be found
under our home page links above or below.
Olin Physical Sciences Center is topped with the Ortega
0.8-m telescope - the largest research telescope in the state.
Tech is the lead member of the Southeastern
Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), which consists
of 10 universities primarily in the southeastern United States.
SARA has recommissioned a 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak National
Observatory near Tucson, Arizona for CCD imaging and photometry.
The SARA Observatory is typically accessed and controlled remotely
over the Internet. We are currently working to refurbish a 0.6-m
telescope at CTIO in Chile.
internships are available through the SARA
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program, funded
by the NSF. Follow the link above for details.
/ Web Page Link
Hypermassive black holes
atmospheres, device physics
White dwarf stars: Chromospheric Activity
Multiwavelength studies of extragalactic jets; cosmology
Hot white dwarf stars; stellar atmospheres
Cataclysmic variables; Hydrodynamics; White dwarf stars
Astronomy & Astrophysics Group
Department of Physics and Space Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL 32901
Tel: (321) 674-8098
Fax: (321) 674-7482