Tuesday, December 13, 2011
An image from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is currently on display as the cover of Astronomy Magazine's January 2012 issue....
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Another SkyCenter image has been published on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website. This object is rarely seen at this resolution and represents over 12 hours of data from the Schulman 0.8m telescope. The lengthy total integration time (subexposures taken over many nights)...
Friday, December 2, 2011
The SkyCenter's image of Sh2-239 published today, December 2nd 2011, was chosen by Discover Magazine|Bad Astronomy and Dr. Phil Plait as an object of interest.
Excerpt from Phil's article:
"The Sun is literally a middle-aged star; approaching...
Friday, November 25, 2011
On November 25th the guests of "Astrophotography with Adam Block" began a daring project to capture an extremely dim nebula called Cederblad 30. This nebula is often seen in widefield images of the dusty clouds towards the constellation of Taurus. Tom Davis, an avid...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
On November 8th 2011 attendees of the special asteroid program called "Duck!" watched Near Earth Asteroid 2005YU55 sail safely passed the Earth. Clouds and the dimness of the asteroid prevented visual views- however, guests were rewarded for their intrepidness when a CCD...
Saturday, November 5, 2011
On November 5th 2011 the NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day published the SkyCenter image showing the expansion of the GK Persei...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Each year NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day selects images for popular, annual celebrations that are thematic. Today, Halloween, a SkyCenter image was chosen!
It is always an honor to be featured in this way on such a well-known and remarkable website.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A Science Café is an opportunity for the community and a UA scientist to have a conversation. With a smaller audience, a café provides a more intimate setting than a traditional lecture. There are no powerpoint presentations, but instead, a dialog between the public and...
Friday, October 7, 2011
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in astronomy and physics in the 1990s, Adam Block became one of the world's foremost astrophotographers. He captures spectacular images of distant galaxies, nebulae and dying stars and brings astronomy into terms...
Sunday, August 28, 2011
A spectacular lightning display over Tucson caught from atop Mt. Lemmon by resident astronomer, Adamn Block.