May 19, 2017 / Modified may 22, 2017 10:09 a.m.

'Mars is Beautiful,' UA Scientists Enthuse Over Book of HiRISE Images

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Finding a future for historic Tucson places to become community art spaces; tune in with the UA amateur radio club; and new music from the Weiss / Soflin duo.

mars book hero test (PHOTO: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

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Featured on the May 19th, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona has released a new public report that explores the potential for three historic places in Tucson to become shared community art spaces. Mark talks with the Foundation's director, Debi Chess Mabie, about what the plan includes...
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dunbarschool-spot The Dunbar School (PHOTO: Gisela Telis)
  • Bryn Bailer tunes in the K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club, a Tucson's community of amateur radio operators - also known as "hams" - at the club house they maintain at the University of Arizona...


K7UAZwwindow Room 303 in the Old Engineering Building is the "ham shack" home of the University of Arizona's K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff )
  • Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet is a mammoth new book from the University of Arizona Press. It presents the most striking images collected from ten years of research with the Mars HiRISE camera. Sara Hammond talks with two HiRISE scientific investigators about how these amazingly sharp and colorful images were captured, and how they were selected for the book...
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mars page 315 spotlight This colorful image is of outcrops near the rim of Holden Crater on Mars, creased by megabreccia, a mixture of jumbled rocks, some 10 meters across. (PHOTO: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)


weiss soflin duo spotlight Percussionist Elizabeth Soflin and saxophonist Michael Weiss.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and every Saturday at 5:00 pm on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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