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Hubble Space Telescope Marks 25 Years in Space

University of Arizona scientists mark historic launch of groundbreaking telescope

A computer-generated image of LSST's location on Cerro Pachón in Chile. (Image by Todd Mason, Mason Productions Inc./LSST Corporation)

Unique Telescope Destined for South America Started at UA

Mirrors inside Large Synoptic Survey Telescope being assembled in Chile were built in Tucson.

The San Pedro River flows through Sierra Vista.

Study Tracks Light Pollution in San Pedro River Valley

Researchers to examine effects of artificial light on on animal migration patterns

L-o-o-o-ng Distance Conversation Between Astronaut Twins

Mark Kelly, in Tucson, speaks with Scott Kelly, aboard International Space Station.

NASA Introduces Plan to Sample Asteroid Boulder

Mission would be challenge for UA Lunar And Planetary scientists.

University of Arizona Scientists Await First Close-Up Photos of Dwarf Planet

Unmanned Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres will capture the photos

Moon

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.

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.

Gold Nugget Stolen from UA Flandrau Planetarium

It is valued at $30,000, university police dept. urges people with information to come forward.

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.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

UA's Asteroid Mission: Touching Example of Space Exploration

OSIRIS REx will examine the asteroid Bennu and bring back a sample to Earth by 2023; launches in 2016.

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