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.

  • 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 and Organic Chemistry Lab
    The Biology Lab is the primary space for students taking the introductory and specialized laboratory courses in Life 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…
  • ERAU Campus Observatory
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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
    SAIL is part of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR) and is located within the Physical Sciences Department of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona beach campus. SAIL…
  • 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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