Dr. Caroline Simpson

Department of Physics
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Office: CP 217A
Phone: (305) 348-1565
Fax: (305) 348-6700
email: simpsonc @ fiu.edu

Fall 2015 Office Hours: by appointment

Course Information

Fall 2015 Courses:

  • AST 1002: Descriptive Astronomy
    MWF 3:00pm-3:50pm =AHC3 215
    Syllabus and text information

  • Slides from Chapter 13 for Dr. Terenzi's MWF 10:00am AST 1002 class:
    Wednesday's lecture on Moons of Jupiter and Saturn
  • Slides from Chapter 14 for Dr. Terenzi's MWF 10:00am AST 1002 class:
    Friday's lecture on Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Trans-Neptunian Objects
  • Slides from Chapter 7 for Dr. Terenzi's TR 2:00 AST 2003 class:
    Thursday's lecture on Comparative Planetology 1: Our Solar System

  • How to Improve Your Grade

    Interesting Astronomy Links

    Lunation! click here for a demonstration of the Moon's phases and how it changes as it orbits the Earth.
    Astronomy Picture of the Day
    Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
    NASA Homepage
    JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Homepage
    News flashes and planetary info; recent satellite and Mars Rover missions
    Space Telescope Science Institute
    All the latest press releases and pretty pics from the Hubble Space Telescope.
    See what the Sun is up to RIGHT NOW, and if there are any forecasts for solar flares or geomagnetic storms. Great movies of recent solar flares exploding off the Sun!
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory
    This are some of the facilties I use to do my research.

    Courses Taught:

  • "Solar System Astronomy" AST 2003
  • "Stellar Astronomy" AST 2004
  • "First Year Physics Seminar" PHY 1033

  • Research Interests:

    Curriculum Vitae

    My "Historical Women in Astronomy" slideshow

    Notes for the slideshow (pdf)