It may no longer be the national observatory, but its biggest telescopes have landed new scientific projects.
"Big science" doesn't come cheap. Unidentified donor gives $20 million for Chile project.
NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson.
Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.
OSIRIS-REx will grab a piece of an asteroid; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will explore the mysteries of the universe.
Researchers winning fellowships named for Sagan, Einstein and Hubble will study at the Department of Astronomy and the Lunar and Planetary Lab.
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.
Astrobiologists hope an array of new telescopes and space missions, combined with technological leaps, will lead to evidence of life on exoplanets.
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.
Vanessa Bailey led a team that found a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting far from its host star, upsetting accepted theories of planet formation.
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.
Explore the cosmos, visit the rain forest and learn the secret of happiness in a series of scientific lectures this fall.
By taking the twinkle out of starlight, the team produced the clearest images ever taken.
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.