More Astronomy Higher Education Stories

Will We Soon be Mining the Moon?

UA Scientists say private concerns are seeking ways to get there, but the practicality of it may be far-fetched.

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.

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.

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.

UA-Led Research Team Finds New Planet

Gas giant discovered orbiting around star outside Earth's solar system; relatively young at 13 million years old.

UA Doctorate Student First to Identify Minerals on Mars Surface

What they have is basaltic sand, made from eroded lava, similar in composition to sand found here on earth in places such as Hawaii.

UA Mineral Museum Receives Its Largest Donation Ever

The collection will help create database used for non-destructive sampling technology.

2013: Year of the Comet

Scientists are excited about astronomical opportunities

OSIRIS REx Mission Progresses

Goal to reach asteroid in 2018 on track

Minding Mars from Tucson

Scientists around world pay close attention to NASA mission

Energetic Focus on the Sun

Mirror technology could be a big boon to solar energy in AZ

Flandrau Monsoon Exhibit Explains Summer Weather

A trip to the science center reaveals Monsoon secrets

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