NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson.
Weekes dedicated nearly 50 years to the search for sources of high-energy particles in the cosmos.
Tucson-based researchers have won two of the 12 awards NASA gives annually to turn science-fiction concepts into reality.
Lowell Observatory, Arizona's oldest center for astronomy, is launching a campaign to recruit an army of benefactors to repair the telescope and dome from which Percival Lowell discovered what he said were ancient canals on Mars.
British actor Roger Moore, the new James Bond is shown on top of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sugar Loaf mountain during the shooting of the latest 007 film "Moonraker," Jan. 11, 1979. Rio's Copacabana beach is at rear. (AP Photo)
A large rotating furnace casts a telescope mirror at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.
Leaving posts at Steward, UA astronomy department
The Large Binocular Telescope atop Mount Graham incorporates a technological leap in its distortion-canceling adaptive optics.
Astrophysicists make pretty good gamblers.
Arizona's newest telescope is assembled at a site near Happy Jack, about 45 miles southeast of Flagstaff.
Telescopes on Kitt Peak. The tallest one is the 4 meter telescope. Photo by David Sanders. neg. #81215. 9/17/98.
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A new addition to the University of Arizona's Large Binocular
Telescope is revolutionizing the way astronomers look into deep
With the addition of Lucifer 1, the University of Arizona's Large Binocular Telescope atop Mount Graham allows astronomers look even deeper into the universe.
The UA College of Optical Sciences is putting the final touches
on an ultra-thin mirror that will be a crucial part of a new
telescope funded by Discovery Communications and the Lowell