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Grant Williams Appointed New Director of MMT Observatory

UANews | January 4, 2011
Having served as the observatory's associate director since 2007, Williams' goal is to ensure the telescope remains a competitive tool over the next decade and beyond, serving the interests of both its parent institutions, the UA and the Smithsonian Institution.

Another Space Shot From UA Astronomer

UANews | January 3, 2011
UA SkyCenter's Adam Block began the new year with a milestone 50th image of space. Block's photos are taken with the SkyCenter's telescope at the 9,157-foot top of Mount Lemmon near Tucson.

Science Advisor to the U.S. EPA to Speak in Tucson

UANews | December 23, 2010
Paul Anastas, the science advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is slated to speak in Tucson to industry, academic leaders on sustainability innovations.

UA Catalina Sky Survey Discovers Possible Extinct Comet

UANews | December 21, 2010
An asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago my not be an asteroid at all, but an extinct comet that is coming back to life, according to new observations.

Solar Project Receives $1M Grant from Science Foundation Arizona

UANews | December 21, 2010
The funding will support the "energy telescope" project, headed by famed UA astronomer Roger Angel. Through the use of optical mirrors, sunlight is concentrated on high-efficiency photovoltaic cells.

Invention Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery, Lessen Harmful Effects of Chemotherapy

UANews | December 20, 2010
An invention by UA researchers may provide a way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells.