Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space Sciences Research Laboratory
The AASS research lab will be used as a control room for operating telescopes remotely. The research telescopes are located
11 miles north of the campus at the SFA Observatory. The research lab will also house several telescopes that
will be used for observations on the observation deck of the STEM Building. A Coronado H-Alpha solar telescope
will be used for daytime observations of the Sun.
The lab will be used to develop hardware and software that allow observers to remotely control robotic telescopes.
The AASS research lab will also be an area were undergraduate and graduate students can conduct
research on a variety of research projects in the area of physics, astronomy, and engineering.
For example, the research lab will be used to prepare equipment for Near Space projects.
The lab will also be equipped with drones to help educate students on the use
of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for projects related to remote observations and drone delivery systems.