Astronomy Camp, run by UA Steward Observatory's Don McCarthy, has introduced students and others to science for 25 years. The American Astronomical Society has recognized McCarthy and his efforts with its annual education award.
For his discoveries about the lives and deaths of stars, the exotic physics of black holes and the origin of chemical elements, UA Regents' Professor David Arnett has been honored with the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship by the American Astronomical Society.
The UA offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in cutting-edge scientific research. "Now is the time to apply for research during the summer," said Glenda Gentile, director of the UA College of Science's Office of Undergraduate Research.
NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, taken by Adam Block of the UA’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, shows the aftermath of a stellar explosion that happened 25 million years ago in an odd-shaped galaxy that may have merged with a second galaxy.
In 2009, the UA Tech Park and its resident companies had an economic impact of $2.67 billion in Pima County. This included $1.81 billion in direct economic impacts such as wages paid and supplies and services purchased and $861 million in indirect and induced dollar impacts, finds a new study.
The UA School of Art's visiting artist and lecture series is designed to increase public understanding of the important role contemporary art holds in addressing critically important issues of the day.