The computational cluster offers dual processor Intel Xeon 2.4GHz with 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB HDD (mirrored), Nodes (1-24) 48 Intel Xeon 2.4GHz processors, 512 MB of RAM and 40 GB HDD per node and gigabit Ethernet.
The Instructional Support Shop supports the undergraduate learning program by effectively managing the department's undergraduate labs, planetarium, and technical resources.
ODU's 40 foot domed Spitz Ap-3 planetarium is home to exciting extraterrestrial presentations. The planetarium offers middle and high school trips, public digital planetarium shows, research opportunities, and even a venue for private functions.
The learning center provides a central location where students can work in cooperative groups and get assistance with physics homework from volunteer faculty members and graduate students.
Each semester, the department offers the names of people who are interested providing tutoring in Physics.
In SCALE-UP, students work on interesting activities in carefully structured groups of three, sitting around large round tables with white boards for working out problems and laptops for simulations and web access.
The William Norman "Chuckwagon" Gray Student Observatory is sited on top of the four-story Oceanography & Physics Building. This Astronomical Observatory has a computer-based data acquisition system attached to a 10 inch LX200 Telescope with a CCD inside a fiberglass dome.