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Web Extra: Astronomer Arjun Dey On BigBOSS Deep Sky Mapping Project

Survey will use Kitt Peak's Mayall Telescope to map more of the universe than ever before

NGC 253 also goes by the name of “Sculptor Galaxy” after its parent constellation, or by the name “Silver Dollar Galaxy.

Collecting Light Part 5: Tomorrow, We See Farther

Series wrap looks at ambitious future astronomy projects and finds stargazers professional and amateur still looking upward in wonder

Collecting Light Part 4: Dark Skies, Bright Future

Arizona's dark skies are perfect for stargazing, and astronomers are fighting to keep it that way

The 6.5-meter mirror at the MMT Observatory.

Collecting Light Part 3: The Age Of The Giant Telescope

Advancing astronomy through ever larger mirrors and telescopes

The Pluto Discovery Telescope was built in 1928 to look for "Planet X," later known as Pluto.

Collecting Light Part 2: A Century of Stargazing

A look at the colorful history and characters that made astronomy big in Arizona

Web Extra: Steward Observatory's Thomas Fleming on Arizona's Astronomy History

Fleming tells a longer version of how Lowell, Douglass, Meinel and others made Arizona famous for astronomy

Collecting Light Part 1: The Popular Science of Public Observatories

Sky-gazing programs on Kitt Peak and Mt. Lemmon indulge public's sense of wonder

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Web Extra: Kitt Peak National Observatory Director Tim Beers

In this complete interview, Beers talks about expanding public outreach and research at Kitt Peak

Collecting Light: A Video Preview

Listen to week-long series at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, NPR 89.1

Eyes On The Sky: A List of Arizona Observatories and Telescopes

Several dozen research telescopes scan the skies from mountaintop facilities

Learn More: Links To Arizona Astronomy

Visit websites for observatories, telescopes, programs and organizations

An Astronomy Lexicon

Weave your way through the tangle of Arizona astronomy acronyms with this glossary

Reaching The Next Generation Of Stargazers

New animated series from Lowell Observatory guides children through solar system

Flandrau Monsoon Exhibit Explains Summer Weather

A trip to the science center reaveals Monsoon secrets

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