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  • Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

A person spotted the crash site and reported it.

Astronomers trying to figure out how galaxies interact.

Astronomers and sky watchers say more light downtown would affect their work.

  • By Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

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

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  • By Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

Though no longer the national observatory, its telescopes have landed new projects.

  • By Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star

The toe-tapping harmonies of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience flowed freely from the rehearsal room and into the hallway of the Tucson Jewish …

The biggest telescopes on the mountain will have to find new uses, new users and new money in the coming years.

If the sun-grazing comet survives its close approach with the sun in November, it could be visible to the naked eye in December.

A 10-year project to allow first responders from various local agencies to talk to one another on radios is nearly complete.

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

The best meteor show of the year peaks this Sunday, but you may want to consult the weathercaster before scheduling a trip to your favorite da…

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

A telescope about the size of a decent camera, operated from a tiny observatory in Sonoita, has discovered its third exoplanet.

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

President Obama's proposed budget had good and bad news for Tucson-area astronomers and space scientists, most of it anticipated.

  • KELLY PRESNELL / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Kitt Peak National Observatory

The sonic boom over Tucson that rattled windows and nerves Wednesday night was caused by a fighter jet that broke the sound barrier while trai…

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

New plans for Kitt Peak's largest telescope were boosted Tuesday with a $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

  • KELLY PRESNELL / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Even though Kitt Peak National Observatory is "oversubscribed," meaning it has more scientists who want to use it than it can accommodate, off…

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Two wildlife crossings on Ajo Highway near Kitt Peak will cost about $1.2 million - nearly 60 percent more than expected.

  • By David Wichner, Arizona Daily Star

Life is full of small distractions we get used to, like trains rumbling by.

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

Timothy D. Swindle was named director of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Monday - the very day NASA proposed scrapping two Mars missio…

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

Arizona science boosters hope that federal budget problems will cause the National Science Foundation to turn down a proposal to move the head…