UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'
A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.
Harvesting Moonsoon Rains
Water is arguably the most valuable resource in the Southwest. At the UA, water harvesting is integrated across campus and taught to students, who then take a hands-on approach and apply what they've learned.
UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.
Brown Family Leaves Lasting Legacy on UA, Community
Strategically investing in the community is how Sarah Smallhouse is working to ensure a brighter future. Smallhouse's father was Thomas R. Brown, and she is president of the Thomas R. Brown Foundations. The philanthropic organization has gifted more than $26.6 million to the UA over the years, including a recent $2.5 million donation to launch the UA's Catapult Corporation.
Old Main Reopens Its Doors
The restoration of Old Main was undertaken not only to make critical repairs, but also to return the building to its original function as the heart of campus. Improvements include new public meeting areas and a permanent art exhibition space.
Erica Corral, assistant professor in the department of materials science and engineering, is the first UA researcher chosen for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Program. Her work could help hypersonic vehicles go on longer missions in more extreme conditions.
The remains of more than 6,000 individuals are held by the Arizona State Museum. John McClelland manages the collections and helps coordinate the return of bones belonging to American Indians to their tribes for reburial.