Science

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

New planetary science professor orbits towards UA

 Amy Mainzer, Ph. D., is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She is one of the world’s leading asteroid hunters at NASA. She’s the host of popular children’s show about astronomy. And in September, she will join the University of Arizona’s Department of Lunar and Planetary Sciences as a professor of planetary sciences professor.  Read more

Incoming UA professor to study previously unopened moon samples

Incoming University of Arizona assistant professor Jessica Barnes will lead a research team studying lunar samples that were originally collected during the 1972 NASA Apollo 17 mission. The study will focus on how different curation and storage practices affect lunar samples. Barnes and her team will compare their lunar samples, stored at freezing temperatures and untouched since their original collection, with lunar samples kept at room temperature. Read more

UA project chosen by NASA to aid in CubeSat Launch Initiative

A University of Arizona satellite project was selected to be part of the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative. The UA project is called CatSat and will be exploring the latest miniaturization of satellite technology by demonstrating an inflatable antenna which will transmit HD video from space to Earth.  Read more

Q&A: UA researcher chosen for NASA's SPHEREx mission

Assistant professor of astronomy Tim Eifler is one of the two University of Arizona astronomy and physics professors who will be working on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, or SPHEREx, mission. Read more