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Australian Space Discovery Centre opens

This morning the Australian Space Discovery Centre was officially unveiled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian Space Discovery Centre will be the number one...

GREAT CONJUNCTION TAKES PLACE !

The long-awaited great conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter is pictured here, Dec. 21 at 620pm, as seen in Tucson. The closest they have been seen together since 1226!   For my article...

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction Getting Closer

The big day is Dec. 21, when Jupiter and Saturn appear closer together in the sky than at any time since March 4, 1226. The separation then was 2.1...

Australian Space Agency Celebrates 2nd year

This article is by the head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr. Megan Clark When the Australian Space Agency formed, we prepared for our mission to grow and transform the...

Rare Planetary Alignment

This photo of the sky above Tucson shows a rare planetary alignment. In addition to the waning Moon, Mars is at left, Saturn is near the Moon, and Jupiter...

Occultation of Mars

The Moon passed in front of the planet Mars on Feb. 18, and the view from Tucson was spectacular in a dark pre-dawn sky. This image shows Mars emerging...

Spooky Exoplanets

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released a Galaxy of Horrors exoplanet campaign, featuring vintage-style scary posters. One poster features the film Zombie Worlds, presented by “Planets Caught in...

Centre for Astrophysics established at Univ. of Waterloo

Astrophysicists can mostly agree that something called dark energy is expanding our Universe at an accelerating rate. That discovery was groundbreaking, but that’s only half the puzzle. Two of...

Convergence Conference at Arcosanti

The annual Convergence Conference & Festival will be held at Arcosanti, north of Phoenix, from Oct. 11-13. As the conference website states, "At the core of the Convergence is...
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Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo

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World Premiere in Tucson

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