Welcome to the website for Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Observatory.

The Daytona Beach campus hosts six Open House nights each year. Save the date for our next event!

Students taking an Astronomy Laboratory, completing a Minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics use the observatory to carry out projects in observational astronomy.

The Observatory is part of the Department of Physical Sciences, which offers undergraduate degrees in Astronomy & AstrophysicsSpace Physics, and Engineering Physics, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics.

You can help us expand our public lecture series and keep the observatory the best in Florida. Donate to the “Friends of the Embry-Riddle Observatory Fund” today!

Personal checks should be made out to “Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.” IMPORTANT: note on your check “Friends of the Embry-Riddle Observatory.”

Lab Information

Location: COAS Observatory

Lab Director: Ted von Hippel

Contact Us: If you have additional questions about the observatory, you can email aufded93@erau.edu

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