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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…
‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

Weekes dedicated nearly 50 years to the search for sources of high-energy particles in the cosmos.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Two Tucson researchers get NASA awards to turn sci-fi into real thing

Tucson-based researchers have won two of the 12 awards NASA gives annually to turn science-fiction concepts into reality.

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Lowell Observatory fundraising to repair telescope, dome

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.

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A look back at James Bond

A look back at James Bond

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)

November 10, 2012 3:33 pm
100 days of science: Roger Angel developed way to build huge, precise telescope mirrors

100 days of science: Roger Angel developed way to build huge, precise telescope mirrors

A large rotating furnace casts a telescope mirror at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.

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UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

Leaving posts at Steward, UA astronomy department

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UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

The Large Binocular Telescope atop Mount Graham incorporates a technological leap in its distortion-canceling adaptive optics.

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UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

UA's 'gambling' astrophysicist raised a huge stake - and did it with mirrors

Astrophysicists make pretty good gamblers.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New scope poised for 1st viewing

Arizona's newest telescope is assembled at a site near Happy Jack, about 45 miles southeast of Flagstaff.

April 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Astronomical success

Astronomical success

Neg~81215; Telescopes on Kitt Peak. The tallest one is the 4 meter telescope. Photo by David Sanders. neg. #81215. 9/17/98. Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star Organization:Kitt Peak National Observatory; PLS:Astronomy;

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Lucifer 1 gives vast boost to UA scope

Lucifer 1 gives vast boost to UA scope

A new addition to the University of Arizona's Large Binocular Telescope is revolutionizing the way astronomers look into deep space.

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Lucifer 1 gives vast boost to UA scope

Lucifer 1 gives vast boost to UA scope

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.

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UA is finishing ultra-thin mirror for Discovery Channel telescope

UA is finishing ultra-thin mirror for Discovery Channel telescope

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 Observatory.

March 01, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

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