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UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

December 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

NASA's first mission to Pluto will begin sending images to Earth early next year.

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Staring into space was never this fun

Staring into space was never this fun

Two talks this week on the UA campus bring astronomy to the general public.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo

Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo

Expo to  draw thousands of amateur astronomers this weekend.

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NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter shows a moon shadow on the giant planet's Great Red Spot.

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View today's partial solar eclipse safely

View today's partial solar eclipse safely

Events at the University of Arizona and Pima College will allow you to view the eclipse without harming your eyes.

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Safely view partial eclipse of the sun

Safely view partial eclipse of the sun

The partial eclipse next Thursday will be visible from much of the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, it will not be a total eclipse, which is much rarer and much more spectacular.

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Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

It may no longer be the national observatory, but its biggest telescopes have landed new scientific projects.

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'Lonesome' Fomalhaut signals autumn's arrival

'Lonesome' Fomalhaut signals autumn's arrival

Fomalhaut is the 18th brightest star in the sky.

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Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Unless you're enough of an lunar fanatic to wake up at 3 a.m., a total eclipse of the moon will occur while you are sleeping tomorrow morning.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

If you rise any time before dawn, go outside for a look.

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UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

"Big science" doesn't come cheap. Unidentified donor gives $20 million for Chile project.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Fall arrives next week, and Mars is moving eastward.

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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.

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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. 

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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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