The domed structure that houses the University of Arizona’s 60-inch telescope used to search for near-earth objects. (Sara Hammond)
Featured on the December 22nd, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Brandon Mejia travels the streets of Fourth Avenue and Downtown Tucson to find out how an 8-year-old program called from Our Family Services called Street Outreach is building trust with homeless youth in Southern Arizona, and connecting them with resources that can change their lives for the better...
Two social workers from Our Family Services inform a group of students on Fourth Avenue about the Street Outreach program. (Brandon Mejia)
- Tucson writer Lisa M. O'Neill provides an essay about her experiences with sexual harassment, and how those experiences create a difference in the ways women and men respond to changes in expectations and attitudes. O'Neill's work has been featured in publications including Good Magazine, Edible Baja Arizona, and Salon.com. "Women's Bodies, Women's Consent" was adapted from an essay originally published online in Bustle.
Lisa M. O'Neill (Jade Beall)
- High in the Catalina Mountains - on nights when the sky is clear and the moon is not yet full - astronomers scan the heavens looking for near Earth objects that could possibly pose a danger to our planet. The Catalina Sky Survey, based at the University of Arizona, is one of the most productive of its kind in the United States. Sara Hammond spends a night on Mount Lemmon watching out for fast-moving space rocks with observer Rose Matheny...
Catalina Sky Survey observer Rose Matheny sorts through thousands of images each night, looking for new near-earth objects. (Sara Hammond)