Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES)

The Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES) is used to develop extremely sensitive spectroscopic equipment for the study of faint, diffuse optical line emission. Applications include terrestrial aeronomy, planetary science, and galactic astronomy.

Currently, work includes the development of a suite of spectroscopic instrumentation to Investigate Near Space Interaction Regions (INSpIRe). The INSpIRe initiative will enhance ERAU’s research capacity, open new avenues for active learning, and foster collaborations between the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.

Equipment

  • Multi-etalon Fabry-Perot (FP) annular summing spectrometers. 

Lab Information

Location: COAS 419

Lab Director: Dr. Edwin Mierkiewicz

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.