Sunday, August 28, 2011
A spectacular lightning display over Tucson caught from atop Mt. Lemmon by resident astronomer, Adamn Block.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
UA News highlights Adam Block's public observing programs and astrophotography from SkyCenter. See full story, Adam's Universe, at the University of Arizona website.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Spectacular Universe is Astronomy magazine's first-ever issue dedicated to showcasing astrophotography taken with smaller telescopes. None of the amazing photographs are from the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope or other large research...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Mount Lemmon SkyCenter's image of NGC 1555 was selected by NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website for March 26th 2011...
Monday, March 14, 2011
As Mercury emerges from the glare of the Sun we will point our 32-inch Schulman telescope towards this enigmatic globe each afternoon during the months of March and April. Taking advantage of the telescope's high precision mount and excellent optics we will be able to find...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
In the Fall of 2010 UofA Honor's College students studied the then recent discovery of a supernova explosion in a galaxy called call UGC 5189 located some 160 million light years away. They used the SkyCenter's Schulman telescope to detect the bright "new star" that...
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Mount Lemmon SkyCenter's image of NGC 1999 was selected by NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website for February 24th...
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” said Oscar Wilde, who, in his wildest dreams could not have imagined how truly spectacular the universe is. Thanks to “visionaries” like Adam Block—space, the final frontier—...
Monday, February 21, 2011
The tumultuous environs of NGC 1999 show the effects of the frenetic activity of star formation in the area. Outflows from young stars and their radiation shape the region producing unexpected shapes and billowing clouds of hydrogen gas some 1,500 light years away.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The UA's Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is offering a variety of public observing events, including companion experiences to the UA College of Science's public lecture series, "Cosmic Origins."
This spring the University of...