Geophysical Institute

Established by an Act of Congress in 1946, the Geophysical Institute began its service to the nation studying high-latitude communications in the presence of aurora. Through the years of geophysical and space physics investigations, ranging from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun, the institute has become the senior research unit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks UAF.


Aeronomy-Space Physics

In 1930, an auroral station was established at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, funded in 1929 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Alaska Satellite Facility

Formerly the Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility.

Computing and Design Services

formerly, Digital Design Center, formerly PhotoGraphics

GeoData Center

Aerial photography - Satellite imagery - Archive of geophysical data and history


The Alaska Earthquake Information Center, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Tectonics and Sedimentation

IGY special photos

This collection was archived by the Digital Design Center

News Stories - History

News Stories and Additional History

Poker Flat Rocket Range

The only university-owned rocked range in the world, is a NASA-supported launch site for suborbital space flight.

Scientists, Staff, Students

These are collections donated by various individuals associated with the Geophysical Institute. There are also photos of individuals associated with the Institute.