Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
|Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences|
The Old Field House at the U of A.
|Location||Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA|
|Campus||University of Arkansas|
|Affiliations||University of Arkansas|
About the Space Center
Founded in 2000, the Space Center is a partnership of six departments (Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Geosciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics) from four colleges (Fulbright College, Engineering, the Honors College, and the Graduate School). It contains the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Planetary Simulation, which is used primarily for the study of Mars, asteroids and Titan. The center also has an astronomy group, that specializes in galactic evolution, binary stars, and gravity waves, and it has groups interested in cosmochemstry, astrobiology, remote sensing, planetary morphology, and space flight instrument development. The Center offers two graduate degrees, a PhD and an MS in space and planetary sciences and four concentrations in space and planetary sciences in programs offered by its partnering departments. The Space Center offers courses of research and instruction for undergraduate students and a variety of outreach programs for the public. The center owns a 20 foot planetarium for teaching and outreach, which is currently out of operation. The Center also produces a monthly newsletter (Space Notes) and a quarterly publication, Meteorite. The center recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. 
The center houses the Paragould meteorite, the third largest meteorite from North America, since 1988, except for a short period when it was in the Mullins Library.
Old Field House
Men's Gymnasium-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
|Location||Garland Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Area||1.1 acres (0.45 ha)|
|MPS||Public Schools in the Ozarks MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||92001103|
|Added to NRHP||September 4, 1992|
Since 2003 the Space Center has been housed in the old museum building, formerly the field house used for the Razorbacks basketball team until the construction of Barnhill Arena. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. On September 5, 2012, it was announced that the building will be re-purposed to be a concert hall for the performing arts, thanks in part to a donation of $6 million by Jim and Joyce Faulkner.
- "W.M. Keck Laboratory for Planetary Simulation." University of Arkansas. About Us. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "Graduate Degrees in Space and Planetary Sciences." University of Arkansas. Degrees. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "Meteorite Magazine." University of Arkansas. Magazine Profile. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- University of Arkansas
- Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
- W. M. Keck Laboratory for Space and Planteray Simulations
|Home of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball
? – 1953