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  • Adam Block: Astrophotographer Shooting For The Stars
    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—...

  • The Tumultuous Environs of NGC 1999
    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.


  • Springtime Experiences Abound at Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
    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...

  • Another Space Shot From UA Astronomer
    Monday, January 3, 2011

    UA SkyCenter's Adam Block began the new year with a milestone image of space.

    On the first day of the new year, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day published University of Arizona astronomer and astrophotographer Adam Block's 50th image on that site. 


  • Stunning New Space Images From the UA SkyCenter
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    These images are the first acquired and processed using the new UAScience 32-inch Schulman Telescope at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. They include photos of galaxies and a nebula.

  • New 32-inch Schulman Telescope Now Available for Viewing!
    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Come experience the grandeur of the night sky like never before with the largest dedicated public observing telescope in Arizona! SkyNights Evening Observing program offers you captivating access to the Universe. Our world-renowned expertise in delivering out-of-this-world...

  • SkyCenter's Image Chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day
    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website has chosen another Mount Lemmon SkyCenter image of space! M87, the largest member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, harbors a monster in its heart. This massive elliptical galaxy has a central blackhole with a mass equivalent many...

  • UA Science Launches Flandrau Reopening in April
    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    The University of Arizona College of Science is revisualizing Flandrau Science Center as a hub for education and outreach efforts for the University. It will connect on-campus research and education to the public through SkyCenter and other facilities. SkyCenter will continue to work...

  • Stu Parker—Astronomer and Dairy Farmer
    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Stu Parker travelled over 6,500 miles from New Zealand to attend Adam Block's image processing workshop the first weekend in April at SkyCenter. "I had seen Adam's work on the net and thought it would be great to come over to the States to attend. I didn't really...

  • SkyCenter’s New Faculty Advisor
    Monday, March 1, 2010

    Steward Observatory’s Director, Peter Strittmatter, has appointed a new faculty advisor for Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Ed Beshore: Director of the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) of the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab. The CSS is the most successful NEO survey that exists: CSS observers have...