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Alfred McEwen, Principal Investigator for HiRISE, speaks about the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

AZ WEEK: Exploring Mars on Silver Screen, in UA Research

University of Arizona's connection to planetary science dates to dawn of Space Age.

Tucson Residents Focus on the Moon, Celebrate Science

Groups encourage residents to "look up and be inspired."

This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water -- an essential ingredient for life as we know it -- to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths."

Whipple Observatory Supplied Data for Planet Discovery

First near-earth-size planet in habitable zone

Ken Conway matches a star field map to the view seen through his telescope and recorded on a laptop.

Amateur Astronomers Help Map Kuiper Belt

Band of frozen objects includes the dwarf planet Pluto


Find out why the dwarf planet Pluto casts a historical shadow over the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where NASA's July 14th Pluto flyby is big news.

Arizona Spotlight for July 3rd, 2015

Exploring the planet Pluto as never before; land and sea survival training tests Air Force pilots' mettle; monsoon love for toads, tarantulas, and tortoises; and A Book I Love.

Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope.

UA Gets $20M to Help Build World's Largest Telescope

Scottsdale businessman's donation will help pay for 8 mirrors for instrument to be installed in Chilean mountains.

University of Arizona Teams Up to Capture Better Images of Night Sky

UA, partners will take control of world's second largest infrared telescope.

Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

Public Can Submit Messages for OSIRIS-REx Digital Time Capsule

Submissions will be placed on microchip aboard spacecraft to fly to asteroid, back.

New Projector at Flandrau Planetarium Enhances Views of Space

New system takes viewers on soaring journeys through solar system, galaxy, stars, asteroids in 3D.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

Mourners Remember Admired AZ Astrophysicist

Trevor Weekes was a friend and mentor to many researchers in Southern Arizona; helped develop VERITAS on Mount Hopkins south of Tucson.

We talk to Teresa Lappin, Member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, and Robert Gilroy, President  of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, about their organization's history, goals and projects.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

This Friday, the Loft Theater will screen Particle Fever, a film about the biggest and most expensive science experiment in history, one that is part hard science and part philosophy.

UA Researchers Take Part in 'Biggest, Most Expensive' Science Experiment

The Large Hadron Collider's start-up, launch are center of film to be screened at The Loft; scientists discuss its connection to the university.

Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

Kaleidoscopic Look at Bradbury, Famous Sci-Fi Writer

Essay collection explores his life and different dimensions of his work; fans will be able to find it at Tucson Festival of Books' Science City.

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