The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences is a research center on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 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 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.