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As ‘Arizonians’ we are lucky to see the sun most of the year, but when was the last time that you actually thought about the amazing things that our sun does? Our sun, so large that it could fit 1.3 … Continue reading

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No Spring Break would be complete without sand! But as you sink your toes into the warm sand, do you ever wonder what sand is really made of? Actually, sand is crushed, weathered rock combined with fragments of shelled sea creatures … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered which animal is responsible for killing the most people? Perhaps a shark?  Maybe some type of snake or spider? Or maybe some sort of large land mammal like a grizzly bear or a lion? If you … Continue reading

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Art360, a new program that kicked off in August 2013, has grown into a popular event at Arizona Science Center during each month’s Adults’ Night Out. Jason Smith, the featured Art360 artist for February shares his experience below in our … Continue reading

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Take a close look. Can you see Earth in this photo? Now take an even closer look. Can you see the moon too? This photo credit goes to the Curiosity rover taken from Mars nearly 100 million miles away from … Continue reading

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“They look like upside-down cacti that are blown from glass,” explained Dr. Andrew Thurber who had witnessed an amazing phenomenon that very few people had ever seen before.  Dr. Thurber was on a research trip in Antarctica in 2011 when … Continue reading

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Last week we posted highlights from our interview with Lauren Worley, Press Secretary and Senior Advisor for NASA. The Dorrance Planetarium had the opportunity to meet Lauren during the Tucson Astronomy Expo and talk to her about increasing the awesome. … Continue reading

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The Art360 series, part of Adults’ Night Out, continues on March 7 with photographer Spencer Elizabeth Karczewski. See our interview with her below. Q: How would you describe your work? A: I am all about color and composition! When it … Continue reading

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From our point of view on Earth, we look up and often see a variety of birds and flying insects above us. Although that form of animal life usually stops at about 10,000 feet, there have been some sightings of … Continue reading

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Lauren Worley shares the story of the Universe. She is the Press Secretary and Senior Advisor to NASA, and it’s her job to ensure that the public knows what NASA is doing. Or, as she puts it, “increasing the awesome.” … Continue reading

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