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Newest UA telescope mirror in cool down phase

Technicians are preparing to polish it for use in a mountaintop observatory

"Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Searching for gamma-rays with a telescope array in the Santa Rita Mountains, and film essayist Chris Dashiell on the masterpiece “La Jetée”.

"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.

UA researchers receive grant to build new space telescope

The Aspera project is expected to launch in 2024.

Preliminary data suggests OSIRIS-REx sample event a success

The first pictures back from the asteroid Bennu have been welcomed as good news by mission scientists.

OSIRIS-REx touches an asteroid

The UA-led project is a first for NASA.

Nobel committee cites UA astronomy breakthrough in prize award

Nobel Prize-winners in physics built on the success of the Event Horizon imaging project.

Successful OSIRIS-REx rehearsal boosts optimism

The rehearsal put the spacecraft within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu's surface.

OSIRIS-REx completes successful rehearsal above asteroid's surface

The mission is scheduled to collect a sample of material from the asteroid Bennu in October.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

Hubble space telescope marks 30 years of exploration

The space science landmark received help from the University of Arizona.

The top theory about our moon's origin was developed in Tucson

Tucson scientists published in 1975 the key theory about the moon's creation.

OSIRIS-REx team chooses spot on asteroid to grab sample

The team chose the site by whittling down candidates using a bracket system.

Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild; Arizona Theatre Company's "Silent Sky"; and Adiba Nelson on "The Trick That is Halloween".

Sandra Cisneros on being an "extroverted introvert."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

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