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The Remarkable Transit Of Mercury

On the morning of May 9, 2016, the beginning of the day will be cooler than normal. How is it possible to know this? Well the sun's life-giving warmth will be moderated a little bit by the innermost planet Mercury. As the sun rises at 5:30 a.m., the silhouette of Mercury will be seen advancing across the countenance of the Sun. This kind of shadow play by Mercury occurs once every 10 to 12 years. So in the course of a lifetime if you are in the right location and the weather is good there are only a handful of opportunities to enjoy this.

International Forced Organ Harvesting And Its Effect On The US

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix welcomes this traveling lecture to lead the conversation about ethical organ donation practice, as well as to prepare medical students and our medical community about the dangers of forced organ harvesting (FOH). Organ transplants are one of the wonders of modern medicine; it's a procedure that saves lives every day, but non-consensual organ harvesting is a gross violation of human rights.

How Tucson Mapped The Way To The Moon And Planets

Special Collections joins with The University of Arizona Press and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in hosting an all-star panel featuring groundbreaking scientists Peter Smith, Ewen Whitaker, and William Hartmann. The panel will be moderated by NPR science and technology reporter Melissa Sevigny, author of Under Desert Skies, with opening remarks from LPL’s Tim Swindle. A reception follows the presentation. Watch this video to learn more our collaboration.

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