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Astronomy

Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Fall arrives next week, and Mars is moving eastward.

September 17, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

The Nicaragua explosion claim was intriguing to asteroid watchers.

September 09, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

New star projector ain't much to look at, but sure can project.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

Mercury is reasonably bright, but difficult to see so close to the sun.

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Sky Spy: Enjoy Venus in a.m., Sagittarius in evening

Sky Spy: Enjoy Venus in a.m., Sagittarius in evening

Sagittarius is supposed to look like a centaur, but that's not really accurate. 

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Look for Venus, Jupiter in pre-dawn sky

Look for Venus, Jupiter in pre-dawn sky

Venus and Jupiter heading for a planetary conjunction.

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Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

August 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

Meet Chris Impey — a natural showman with a knack for explaining science.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

The LSST promises the widest, deepest, fastest view of the cosmos.

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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

July 24, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
SkySpy: Scorpius and its grandeur easy to spot

SkySpy: Scorpius and its grandeur easy to spot

Scorpius is one of the largest, brightest constellations.

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Sky spy: Find the Summer Triangle

Sky spy: Find the Summer Triangle

Tonight, look for the summer triangle of Altair, Deneb, and Vega.

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Enjoy fireworks Friday, watch the moon Saturday

Enjoy fireworks Friday, watch the moon Saturday

 If you can spell Zubenelgenubi you have arrived as an amateur astronomer.

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Sky Spy: Summer solstice is time to remember our forebears

Even though it has been hot and has felt like summer for weeks, it officially begins this Saturday at 3:51 a.m.

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Look for stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali (no spelling required)

Look south around 9 p.m. next week to see Scorpius standing straight up above the southeastern horizon. North of Scorpius and to its west (right) is the faint constellation Libra the Scales.

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‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

Weekes dedicated nearly 50 years to the search for sources of high-energy particles in the cosmos.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA hits the space sciences trifecta in research

Researchers winning fellowships named for Sagan, Einstein and Hubble will study at the Department of Astronomy and the Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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Scientists from around the world exchange ideas on space exploration at Oro Valley conference

Astrobiologists hope an array of new telescopes and space missions, combined with technological leaps, will lead to evidence of life on exoplanets.

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Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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