Outreach Activities

Several Physics faculty members engage in activities with the Orange and Seminole County public schools through presentations in classes, working one-on-one with K-12 faculty, and hosting high school students in their laboratories and research groups. A large number of such students continue to receive awards at local school competitions and science fairs.

Knights Under The Stars

We set up a variety of portable telescopes and point them at various interesting objects in the sky. Each telescope is staffed by a knowledgeable volunteer who can explain what you’re seeing and answer any other questions you have. All you have to do is show up and gaze in amazement through the telescopes at the wonders of the night sky!


UCF Physics is a member of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a national program to increase the number of highly-qualified high school physics teachers and transform the learning environment for our students with undergraduate Learning Assistants, teacher workshops, a Physics B.A. degree.

Robinson Observatory

Robinson Observatory is a research and education facility of the University of Central Florida. It is run by the faculty and students of the Planetary Sciences Group and of the Astronomy Society in the Department of Physics.