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UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

December 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

It may no longer be the national observatory, but its biggest telescopes have landed new scientific projects.

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UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

"Big science" doesn't come cheap. Unidentified donor gives $20 million for Chile project.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

The LSST promises the widest, deepest, fastest view of the cosmos.

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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.

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Oracle State Park seeks dark skies designation

Oracle State Park seeks dark skies designation

Oracle State Park might soon be known for its dark nights and starry skies as well as its sunny days and scenic landscapes.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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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.

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Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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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Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

These four guys are devising a way to instantly find the dozen "rarest of the rare" events among the million phenomena that will be seen each night by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

October 18, 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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Astronomy group with Tucson HQ to lay off 35

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which operates an array of telescopes in Arizona, Hawaii and Chile from offices in Tucson, is laying off 35 scientists and support staff because of federal budget cuts.

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UA-linked group confirms how stars are created

An astronomy team with UA connections has seen the clearest pictures ever taken of how stars are born.

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New facility: 'Imax movie' of sun

The sun will never set on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which will aim its cameras at our nearest star from an orbit matching the Earth's rotation after its scheduled launch Tuesday.

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