Science

Moongazers to fill UA Mall this weekend

The University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium will be participating in International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20. Shipherd Reed, Flandrau’s associate director of communication, said the event is “a designated night where planetariums all over the world try to put together programming to observe and appreciate and celebrate the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor.” Read more

Moongazers to fill UA Mall this weekend

The University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium will be participating in International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20. Shipherd Reed, Flandrau’s associate director of communication, said the event is “a designated night where planetariums all over the world try to put together programming to observe and appreciate and celebrate the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor.” Read more

Researchers hope to combat spread of invasive species of grass

Buffelgrass, an invasive species in the Sonoran Desert, causes wildfires to burn hotter and longer, damages the soil and its nutrients and out-competes native desert species. The grass, brought to the United States from Africa and southern Europe, was meant to revitalize the over-grazed cattle ranges of the Midwest, but once rooted, it spread to the dry Southwest, where it thrives and threatens native ecosystems.  Read more

UA program addresses youth e-cigarette use

Would you ever smoke cigarettes? What about e-cigarettes? JUUL Labs, a e-cigarette company, has exploded in popularity in the past few years, according to a report by Tobacco Control, especially with youth.  Read more

Take a peek at the red planet

The red planet is coming – closer, that is. On Tuesday, July 31, Mars will be closer to the Earth than it has been in decades. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, in partnership with Steward Observatory and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, will be holding a “Mars Magnified” event for the public on July 31, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read more