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UA Science Lecture Series: Living Beyond 100

UANews | January 18, 2012
The College of Science's popular spring lecture series this year will present six free lectures on the effects of long life. The first lecture is Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall on the UA campus.

Celebrate Tumamoc! Event Runs Next Two Weekends

UANews | January 17, 2012
In honor of Arizona's Centennial, UA Science: Tumamoc will share Tumamoc Hill's rich history with the public and showcase the current and future projects there. The Celebrate Tumamoc! event will be held Jan. 21-22 and Jan. 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UA Makes Mirrors for World’s Largest Telescope

UANews | January 17, 2012
The second mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope was cast on Jan. 14 inside a rotating furnace at the UA's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. Almost 27 feet across, the mirror is of the lightweight honeycomb structure exclusively made at the UA.

Scientists Prepare to Take First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole

UANews | January 13, 2012
Researchers are gearing up to take the first picture ever of a black hole. By stringing together radio telescopes across the globe, they are building an Earth-sized virtual telescope powerful enough to see all the way to the center of our Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole is believed to be devouring matter.

Keeping an Eye on the Universe

UANews | January 12, 2012
A partnership between the UA and the California Institute of Technology has resulted in the largest database to ever compile the brightnesses of cosmic objects, documenting nearly eight years of observations for 200 million independent objects – including the discovery of more than 1,000 supernovae.

The Blurred Line Between Science and Art

UANews | January 12, 2012
The UA School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts is hosting its first exhibition of artwork by UA students, faculty members and staff that is blurring the lines that connect art, research, technology and science.