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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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UA's Mirror Lab's name will honor $20M donor

UA's Mirror Lab's name will honor $20M donor

Gift goes toward school's involvement in the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

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Dark-sky group: Blue light not so special

Dark-sky group: Blue light not so special

Some LEDs cause sky glow and disrupt biology, association says.

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Asteroid danger overhyped, some experts say

Asteroid danger overhyped, some experts say

Claims of group pushing to find killer space rocks are challenged.

December 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson winter feels more like invincible summer

Tucson winter feels more like invincible summer

Unless December turns frigid, Tucson is headed for its warmest year on record.

December 01, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Introducing the 'Astro Gallery' series

Introducing the 'Astro Gallery' series

These images are cool for a lot of reasons.

November 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

Development comes just as National Science Foundation was looking to cut ties.

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Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

OSIRIS-REx will catch up to Asteroid Bennu in 2018, return sample to Earth.

November 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Despite cooling, Tucson on pace for record warmth

Despite cooling, Tucson on pace for record warmth

NWS: Year expected to be warmest on record.

November 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Jesuit astronomer confesses youthful error

Jesuit astronomer confesses youthful error

Brother Guy Consolmagno challenges his own findings about the giant asteroid Vesta.

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Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

NASA's first mission to Pluto will begin sending images to Earth early next year.

November 13, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Scientists meeting in Tucson cheer colleagues' comet landing

Scientists meeting in Tucson cheer colleagues' comet landing

Many in attendance have close ties to the historic Rosetta mission.

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Comet landing cheers scientists

Comet landing cheers scientists

European Space Agency's historic landing on a comet provides "ground truthing" for a wealth of data already collected.

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2 at UA point planet hunters to young star

2 at UA point planet hunters to young star

They identify a bigger, younger analog to our solar system.

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Staring into space was never this fun

Staring into space was never this fun

Two talks this week on the UA campus bring astronomy to the general public.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pair leaves Paragon to join space tourism business

Pair leaves Paragon to join space tourism business

Biospherians Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter hope to help new business take off.

November 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Election 2014

Election 2014

Del Strunk and friends at McSally headquarters. He's hoping for a "clean sweep."

November 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Election 2014

Election 2014

Mark Spear and his dark horse candidate "undervote" at the Pima GOP party.

November 04, 2014 7:45 pm
AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

Tucson firm started in a backyard workshop.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Bid farewell to 'Warmtober' as temps head south

Bid farewell to 'Warmtober' as temps head south

Monday could bring first taste of 40s in more than six months.

October 31, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter shows a moon shadow on the giant planet's Great Red Spot.

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Psssst ... see the eclipse without leaving your desk

Psssst ... see the eclipse without leaving your desk

See today's partial eclipse through the McMath-Pierce solar telescope on Kitt Peak.

October 23, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…
View today's partial solar eclipse safely

View today's partial solar eclipse safely

Events at the University of Arizona and Pima College will allow you to view the eclipse without harming your eyes.

October 23, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Putting photons to better uses

Putting photons to better uses

Tucson could "get a piece" of new Photonics Manufacturing Institute.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Small, fuzzy' comet image could tell a lot

'Small, fuzzy' comet image could tell a lot

UA's HiRISE camera caught the speeding bullet of a comet Sunday.

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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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Simon could be our last soaking of 2014

Simon could be our last soaking of 2014

Erstwhile hurricane produced well-behaved storms that soaked without flooding badly.

October 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
County gets behind corridor linking Interstates 10, 19

County gets behind corridor linking Interstates 10, 19

Two supervisors have concerns about plans to bypass Tucson with new freeway.

October 07, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Unless you're enough of an lunar fanatic to wake up at 3 a.m., a total eclipse of the moon will occur while you are sleeping tomorrow morning.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Luna(new one)

The lunatics will be up early Wednesday, and even if you’re not all that crazy about the moon, you might want to join them to view a full eclipse.

October 06, 2014 7:19 pm
Xtronauts fill gaps in NASA's education funding

Xtronauts fill gaps in NASA's education funding

Dante Lauretta: NASA missions should inspire future scientists.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Tucson's official monsoon total was perfectly normal

Tucson's official monsoon total was perfectly normal

Some areas saw twice their rainfall average. Phoenix might be the biggest story.

September 30, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

A 2015 mission will add to enthusiasm for the recently demoted "dwarf."

September 27, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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I ditched my wheels and switched to public transit

I ditched my wheels and switched to public transit

Streetcar's allure is partly aesthetic, Star's Tom Beal concedes.

September 20, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Estate gives $50 million for UA scholarships, research

Estate gives $50 million for UA scholarships, research

The donation is from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury.

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Hurricane Odile didn't  follow the models

Hurricane Odile didn't follow the models

Mike Leuthold of the University of Arizona's Atmospheric Sciences Department concluded early Wednesday that Odile's moisture would miss Tucson. 

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Meteor mania

Meteor mania

September 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

The Nicaragua explosion claim was intriguing to asteroid watchers.

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Putting Monday's record rains into historical context

Putting Monday's record rains into historical context

Tucson's rain totals were impressive, but the rain in Phoenix was historic.

September 08, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Treating the landscape with fire

Treating the landscape with fire

Most of the land burned in Arizona wildfires this year was managed.

September 06, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Historical Society celebrates AZ history in 150 objects

Historical Society celebrates AZ history in 150 objects

The Tucson museum will exhibit 40 objects in its collection of treasures. 

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

New star projector ain't much to look at, but sure can project.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

Most of us won't lose brain cells or significant amounts of memory as we age.

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Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

The Arizona State Museum is adapting its venerable building to modern uses. 

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

$9 million donation could help ease shortage of large-animal doctors.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

A sea turtle chose a welcoming, posh beachfront, but the wrong month.

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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…
UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

Meet Chris Impey — a natural showman with a knack for explaining science.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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