Bi-Weekly Roundup: May 5, 2017

This is our weekly roundup for May 5, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: 534 Days in Space “Peggy Whitson Breaks Another Record in Space” by Neeti Upadhe with NY Times Published on 4/24/17 Astronaut Peggy […]

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Dendrochronology & Astronomy

What is the link between the trees and the Sun? They are not anywhere close to one another — the Sun is 92 million miles away and trees grow here on Earth. Both are made out of the same basic materials fused by the universe. But the link between the Sun and the trees here on Earth runs deeper than […]

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Bi-Weekly Roundup: April 21, 2017

This is our weekly roundup for April 21, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: Hubble Space Telescope’s Birthday! “Hubble’s Celebrates 27th Anniversary with Image of Spiral Galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298” by SciTechDaily.com Published on 4/20/17 […]

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UA’s Very Own

In January of 2017, it was announced that physicist Robert N. Shelton would be the new president of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization. Shelton is the former 19th president of the University of Arizona, serving from 2006-2011, as well as the former director of the annual Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix. Since 2014, Shelton has also been president of the Research […]

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Bi-Weekly Roundup: April 7, 2017

This is our weekly roundup for April 7, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: University of Arizona GUSTO Mission to be Funded by NASA “NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos in Milky Way and Beyond” by […]

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Bi-Weekly Roundup: March 24, 2017

This is our weekly roundup from March 24, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: Cassini, Saturn, & Pan “Pan, Moon of Saturn, Looks Like a Cosmic Ravioli (or Maybe a Walnut)” by Kenneth Chang with NY […]

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Bi-Weekly Roundup: March 10, 2017

This is our weekly roundup from March 10, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: NASA 2017 Funding “House passes NASA authorization bill” by Jeff Foust with SpaceNews.com Published on 3/8/17             The U.S. House of Representatives […]

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Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

In June of 2004, the Nuttal Fire began along the southern rims of the Pinaleño Mountains in southern Arizona, sparked in two separate locations by lightning strikes. Over the course of a month, the fire burned nearly 30,000 acres and cost over $8 billion dollars. “A pair of wildfires in southeastern Arizona skirted the Mount Graham International Observatory earlier this […]

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