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Fences

Fences

Kim Staunton and David Alan Anderson in Fences. — Credit: Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

January 08, 2016 12:13 pm
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David Alan Anderson in “Fences.” Previews start Saturday.

January 08, 2016 12:15 pm
Fences

Fences

Kim Staunton and Calvin Dutton in Arizona Theater Company’s production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fences.”

January 08, 2016 12:17 pm
Arizona scientists confirm Pluto has an atmosphere

Arizona scientists confirm Pluto has an atmosphere

New Horizons flyby will provide more data.

July 09, 2015 7:43 pm Photos

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Anniversary of the first American in space

Anniversary of the first American in space

U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…

May 04, 2015 12:02 pm
UA, ASU teams to search for alien life

UA, ASU teams to search for alien life

Scientists at two Arizona universities get NASA grants to seek extraterrestrial life.

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Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Safely aboard the prime recovery ship, USS Iwo Jima, astronauts James Lovell, squatting, and John Swigert, inspect the Apollo 13 command module that carried them to a safe splashdown in the South Pacific, Friday, April 17, 1970. The command module was carried to the hanger deck of the Iwo Ji…

April 15, 2015 11:53 am
Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 astronauts are shown at Cape Kennedy, Fla., before embarking on their space flight that has turned into a desperate attempt to return home to earth. From left are: Flight Commander Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and John Swigert. Photo taken April 14, 1970. (AP Photo)

April 15, 2015 11:53 am
Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 commander James A. Lovell Jr., uses a scale model to explain how the crew managed to survive the explosion that damaged the service module during the flight to the moon. Tense as they relive the terrifying moments, April 21, 1970 at the televised news conference at Manned Spacecraf…

April 15, 2015 11:52 am
Sky Spy: 2 efforts to limit light pollution

Sky Spy: 2 efforts to limit light pollution

Now's your chance to help measure the night sky brightness.

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NASA's Dawn mission is orbiting Ceres

NASA's Dawn mission is orbiting Ceres

Researchers shed light on dwarf planet from data gathered during approach.

March 17, 2015 7:41 pmLoading…
Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Brother Guy says he won't answer the question 'What is Life?' in his opening lecture.

January 24, 2015 7:55 pmLoading…
Frank Borman

Frank Borman

Retired NASA astronaut Frank Borman signs fifth-grader Derek Contreras' arm Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz., after speaking with students from Mission Manor Elementary School about his trips to space. Borman served as commander of the Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions in the 1960s. Ph…

January 15, 2015 4:57 pm
'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

Astronomers trying to figure out how galaxies interact.

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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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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.

October 06, 2014 3:30 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…
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…
Early aviation history

Early aviation history

"Boy, they really flew by wire," Astronaut John Glenn quipped as he checks over the control wires of the full scale model of the Wright Brothers first powered aircraft, Dec. 17, 1963, Kitty Hawk, N.C. The model was presented at ceremonies in observance of the 69th Anniversary of powered flig…

April 16, 2014 9:34 am

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