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Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

The toe-tapping harmonies of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience flowed freely from the rehearsal room and into the hallway of the Tucson Jewish Community Center late last month.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

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

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Comet Ison is looking pretty good as it approaches the sun

Comet Ison is looking pretty good as it approaches the sun

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

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New police radio system nearly ready

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

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Perseids prime for viewing this weekend

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 dark place.

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Big, small have roles in hunt for exoplanets, Arizona sites show

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

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S. Arizona scientists fare well in budget

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

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Blame Tucson boom on fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base

Blame Tucson boom on fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base

The sonic boom over Tucson that rattled windows and nerves Wednesday night was caused by a fighter jet that broke the sound barrier while training in the desert west of the city, officials said.

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Map of universe may give new life to Kitt Pk. scope

Map of universe may give new life to Kitt Pk. scope

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

December 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Map of universe may give new life to Kitt Pk. scope

Map of universe may give new life to Kitt Pk. scope

Even though Kitt Peak National Observatory is "oversubscribed," meaning it has more scientists who want to use it than it can accommodate, officials say the BigBOSS project would extend the life of the facility and make it more productive.

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Costs balloon in Kitt Peak wildlife-crossing project

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

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Tucson Tech: Working around streetcar vibrations

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

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Space research here faces a horizon of closures, cuts

Timothy D. Swindle was named director of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Monday - the very day NASA proposed scrapping two Mars missions that could end up cutting a $30 million camera being developed at the lab.

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Hope is, solar scope HQ can stay here

Hope is, solar scope HQ can stay here

Arizona science boosters hope that federal budget problems will cause the National Science Foundation to turn down a proposal to move the headquarters of the National Solar Observatory from Tucson to Boulder, Colo.

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Hope is, solar scope HQ can stay here

Hope is, solar scope HQ can stay here

The McMath-Pierce Telescope on Kitt Peak began operation in 1962. It likely would close once a newer instrument is built in Hawaii.

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