Science

Steward Observatory celebrates 100 years since its founding gift

One hundred years ago, almost to the day, an anonymous donor gave the UA $60,000 for the University to buy a telescope—and not just any telescope. According to a press release from the Steward Observatory, the donor gave an amount equivalent to $1.3 million today in order for the UA to buy a “telescope of huge size.” Read more

UA Cancer Center celebrates 40 years

This week, the UA Cancer Center celebrated the renewal of its prestigious designation, their 40th anniversary and the five-year, $17.6 million cancer center support grant they recently received from the National Cancer Institute. Read more

Meet some Wildcats who worked on OSIRIS-REx

Now that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is launched into space, meet some Wildcats who worked on the project in collaboration with NASA and learn about the different roles all of their efforts played in its successful takeoff. Read more

UA scientists help update national valley fever guidelines

Fever, fatigue, headaches, joint aches, chest pain, coughs—these symptoms send people to the doctor regularly, and the diagnostic possibilities are vast. Yet, in Southern Arizona and Southern California, there’s one possibility that’s often overlooked: valley fever. Read more

UA community celebrates OSIRIS-REx launch on the mall

Amidst the bustling of classes changing, the UA mall hosted pre-launch festivities in order to celebrate the launch of OSIRIS-REx. Students, faculty and members of the community were able to join the Arizona OSIRIS-REx team to watch a live broadcast of the pre-launch activities and the launch itself in Florida. Read more