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'Super blue blood moon' eclipsed over Tucson

Tucsonans looking skyward Wednesday morning got a rare treat: a trio of lunar phenomena could be seen as a total lunar eclipse occurred during a blue moon and a supermoon. ... Read more»

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Photos: Tucson kids watch solar eclipse

Kids at Borton Magnet Elementary School watch the partial eclipse of the sun on Monday morning. ... Read more»

UA scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two University of Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.... Read more»1

Ex-UA pres Shelton to focus on building world's largest telescope

The $1 billion Giant Magellan Telescope project in Chile, at 24.5 meters across, will be the world's largest telescope when it's completed in a decade. Heading up the development will be former UA President Robert Shelton. It "will help answer questions about our fundamental humanity, and why we're here on Earth."... Read more»

Spend Valentine's weekend under the Tucson stars

You can gaze skyward and perhaps spy a shooting star at "A Night Under the Stars" events this weekend at two local parks. Astronomy groups will offer assistance using telescopes at Canoa Ranch on Friday, and Tucson Mountain Park on Saturday.... Read more»

Arizona’s surge in dark sky places combats light pollution

Look up at the sky once the sun goes down. How many stars do you see? If you live in a city or suburb, probably very few. That’s because of light pollution, the brightening of the night sky due to excessive use of lighting – something that the Tucson-based International Dark Sky Association has fought for nearly 30 years.... Read more»

Crater on moon named for late Tucson scientist

Elisabetta "Betty" Pierazzo, a leading expert in the modeling of impact crater formation who worked at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, now has one of those craters named after her. Pierazzo Crater, on the far side of the moon, is nine kilometers wide, with debris spread more than 450 kilometers from its rim.... Read more»

Life in the dark: A night with a UA astronomer

Atop the Santa Catalina Mountains, a UA astronomer burns the midnight oil to collect gamma ray emissions from a black hole estimated to be 4 billion light years away.... Read more»

Photos: Blood moon over Bisbee

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as a "blood moon" — cast a red hue in the sky Monday night. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Az economists think 2014 will be better

An interview with Mark Stegeman, TUSD Governing Board member. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Then, our monthly segment on animal care with Dr. Douglas A. Rohn of Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson. Plus, we chart the future of the Arizona economy with USU Prof. Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Food Bank hopes to make holidays brighter for struggling families

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington contributor, called in from the nation's capitol with an update on governmental affairs. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, we talked with Bill Carnegie, director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and state Sen. David Bradley. And to close out the show, the Superstars of the UA College of Science series featured Dr. Andrew Cohen, UA Geosciences professor, discussing his work in East Africa.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Previewing Tucson's Modernist Week

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then, we had a preview of Tucson Modernist Week with Demion Clinco, who heads the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Plus, Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Is a new interstate in Tucson's future?

An interview with Ramon Valadez, chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Also, a conversation with Dr. William Hartmann, co-founder of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute and recent recipient of the Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: RNC OKs Bruce Ash immigration plan

The Monday Political Face-Off features commentators Bruce Ash, a Republican National Committeeman, and Democrat Paul Eckerstrom. Also, we talked about the future of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base with General John Regni, tech adviser for national security for the Arizona Commerce Authority. Plus, Dr. Mark V. Sykes, leader of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: 'Move Your Meetings' wants to give downtown biz a boost

State Rep. Adam Kwasman (R-Oro Valley) talks about his possible congressional bid in CD 1. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, Tucson small business advocate Miguel Ortega talks about his project, "Move Your Meetings."... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Fight over Medicaid expansion may be over

Interviews with former Tucson Mayor George Miller on why he believes the proposed city budget is a big mistake. Also, Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Mexico contributor, talks about Americans traveling in Sonora. Next, state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro of Sahuarita has the latest from the state Capitol, and, Dr. Mark V. Sykes, head of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, talks about the challenges of a trip to Mars.... Read more»

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