Dr. Caroline Simpson

Associate Professor
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 2014 Office Hours: by appointment



Course Information

  • Slides on Mercury, Venus, and Mars for Dr. Terenzi's class

    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.

    The Sun! click here for images and info about the Sun.

    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.
    SpaceWeather.com
    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!
    Very Large Array Radio Telescope
    This is the radio telescope array I use to do my research. As seen in the movie "Contact"!
    National Space Society
    Includes Ask an Astronaut (my favorite) and lots of good space links.


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    Curriculum Vitae

    My "Historical Women in Astronomy" slideshow

    Notes for the slideshow (pdf)