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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

July 24, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

OSIRIS-REx will grab a piece of an asteroid; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will explore the mysteries of the universe.

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UA hits the space sciences trifecta in research

Researchers winning fellowships named for Sagan, Einstein and Hubble will study at the Department of Astronomy and the Lunar and Planetary Lab.

April 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 26, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…

Scientists from around the world exchange ideas on space exploration at Oro Valley conference

Astrobiologists hope an array of new telescopes and space missions, combined with technological leaps, will lead to evidence of life on exoplanets.

March 23, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…
Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

On Friday, the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab unveiled the third giant petal for a telescope that, if built today, would be the world's largest.

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University of Arizona grad student discovers the UA's first exoplanet

University of Arizona grad student discovers the UA's first exoplanet

Vanessa Bailey led a team that found a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting far from its host star, upsetting accepted theories of planet formation.

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'Astrophysicist' title could mean better job prospects

The University of Arizona's astronomy graduate students hope to persuade their department, their college and the Board of Regents to acknowledge them as astrophysicists as well as astronomers.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
UA presents a free science education, not to mention pizza, beer and movies

UA presents a free science education, not to mention pizza, beer and movies

Explore the cosmos, visit the rain forest and learn the secret of happiness in a series of scientific lectures this fall.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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University of Arizona astronomers see more clearly than ever

University of Arizona astronomers see more clearly than ever

By taking the twinkle out of starlight, the team produced the clearest images ever taken.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Find out 'How It Began' on Monday as cosmologist discusses big bang

The big-bang theory is familiar enough to the general public to be the name of a TV sitcom, but if you'd truly like to understand it, you might begin with a talk Monday by cosmologist Chris Impey of Steward Observatory.

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