Physical Sciences Labs and Facilities

The Department of Physical Sciences features many state-of-the-art labs and facilities, including the Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope — the largest research telescope at a Florida university.

  • Academic Advancement Center
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is dedicated to ensuring that its students have the resources they need to excel academically. Students who need academic assistance…
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory
    Students in the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Physics programs work on experiments and projects in the Advanced Physics Lab as part of their…
  • Astrophysics Lab
    The Astrophysics Lab is used specifically for research in planetary science and astrophysics. Faculty and students both can observe with the SARA telescopes in Arizona…
  • Biology Lab
    The Biology Lab is the primary space for students taking the introductory laboratory course in Physical Sciences…
  • Chemistry Lab
    With UV/Vis spectrophotometers, FTIR spectrometer, and gas chromatography, the Chemistry Lab is a teaching lab and prep space for student and faculty research…
  • Engineering Physics Propulsion Lab
    The long-term goal of the current work in the lab is to develop a spacecraft that could be self-sufficient and support research experiments on the moon, Mars and be…
  • General Physics Laboratory
    The General Physics Laboratories are a suite of rooms supporting the General Education Laboratory component of nearly every major program on campus…
  • 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…
  • Laboratory for Solar-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research (LASMIR)
    The Laboratory for Solar-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research (LASMIR) is part of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR) and is located within the Physical…
  • Modern Physics and Microelectronics Laboratory
    Students in the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Physics programs work on advanced experiments in the Modern Physics Laboratory…
  • Nanomaterials Lab
    The Nanomaterials Lab is used primarily by Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering majors for research, synthesis, and development of nanomaterials…
  • Physics & Astronomy Lab, Observatory Control Room & Workshop
    This suite of rooms on the fifth floor of the College of Arts & Sciences building is home to the university’s astronomical observatory, including the 1-meter telescope…
  • Ritchey-Chretien Reflecting Telescope
    The centerpiece of the Astronomy and Astrophysics program is the 1-meter diameter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope. This telescope, built in 2014 and housed atop…
  • Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)
    SARA is a 15-university consortium led by ERAU that operates 1-meter class telescopes for astronomical research and education at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona…
  • Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Laboratory
    The Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) is dedicated to building scientific instruments and technologies that enhance our understanding of Earth's…
  • Space Physics Research Lab (SPRL)
    The primary focus of research done in the Space Physics Research Lab is to investigate the composition, dynamics and electrodynamic processes of the Earth’s middle and…

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