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National Optical Astronomy Observatory

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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Tucson astronomers cheered by performance of telescope technology

Astronomer Lori Allen said the discovery of the most remote orbiting object in our solar system is “terrific news” in itself, but also for the instrument that found it.

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Education Notes: Apply now for Brain Academy

Tucson-area high school juniors with an interest in neuroscience are encouraged to apply for the fourth annual Brain Academy at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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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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Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

These four guys are devising a way to instantly find the dozen "rarest of the rare" events among the million phenomena that will be seen each night by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Budget cuts target Kitt Peak telescopes

Budget cuts target Kitt Peak telescopes

The National Science Foundation should "divest" all of its telescopes on Kitt Peak, according to a panel it commissioned to advise it on expected budget cuts.

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Budget cuts target Kitt Pk. telescopes

Budget cuts target Kitt Pk. telescopes

McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, left, is losing funding along with a solar observatory on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico.

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Shona Kroto, a senior manufacturing engineer at 4D Technology Corp., runs some final tests on an AccuFiz Compact Laser Interferometer. The precision measuring device was almost ready for shipment to a customer.

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

President of 4D Technology Corp.

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

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

May 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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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Astronomy group with Tucson HQ to lay off 35

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which operates an array of telescopes in Arizona, Hawaii and Chile from offices in Tucson, is laying off 35 scientists and support staff because of federal budget cuts.

April 13, 2012 3:51 pmLoading…

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