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Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will have Solar & Evening Telescopes to view the Sun and other Celestial Wonders of the Night Sky. We will also have interactive exhibits to explore various astronomy subjects. Experts will also be available to assist amateur Astronomers with using their own equipment.
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.
An evening with trailblazing science journalist and Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an enlightening evening on the role of science in our life.
Discuss mushroom biology, the viability of the mushroom market, cultivation techniques, and even learn culture transfers and inoculation during the hands-on portion of the workshop at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office.
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.
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.
Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UA Science Café Series, brought to you by UA Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with a U of A scientists and graduate students in a casual setting.