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.


  • Multi-etalon Fabry-Perot (FP) annular summing spectrometers
  • Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometers (SHS)

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