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Classic Comic Cover Corner – Strange Adventures #8

March 23, 2014 – 7:45 am
Strange Adventures #8 - May, 1951

If you are like me you’ve been enjoying Cosmos, hosted by everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Well, he may not be everyone’s favorite…

ASU to host state LEGO robotics championship

November 29, 2010 – 4:17 pm
FIRST LEGO League “Body Forward” Challenge State Championship

Arizona State University in Tempe on Saturday is hosting the state championship tournament of the Arizona FIRST LEGO League, a global robotics program for ages 9-14 and part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s K-12 outreach programs.

It's not rocket science

April 26, 2010 – 3:30 pm

An Arizona State University cosmologist who wrote The Physics of Star Trek tells The New York Times why he came around and became a fan of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory after initially …

Celebrate Astronomy Day at the Arizona Science Center

April 22, 2010 – 9:31 am

The Arizona Science Center is planning several special events on Saturday to celebrate Astronomy Day.
You must still purchase admission to the science center at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, but on top of …

Space shuttles boldly going into posterity

March 17, 2010 – 9:42 pm

A mission poster commissioned to commemorate the final voyage of the Space Shuttle Endeavor — and the next-to-last shuttle flight ever — has been designed to evoke the spirit of the latest Star Trek movie:

What …

Help yourself to a slice of pi

March 14, 2010 – 12:38 am

Today — 3/14 — is National Pie Day, celebrating the magical mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.141593. Jess Harter has the scoop on some delicious deals restaurants are offering in honor of this most nerdy …

Arizona Science Center overhauls entrance

March 9, 2010 – 11:18 am

The Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix is starting construction on a new entrance and lobby complex that will offer a larger, air-conditioned waiting area for visitors that offers better access for school groups and …

Mirror for Discovery Channel Telescope nears completion

March 8, 2010 – 1:08 pm

Lowell Observatory photograph
The Associated Press reports that engineers are putting the finishing touches on an ultrathin mirror that is a vital part of the Discovery Channel Telescope in Flagstaff.
The instrument’s $44 million pricetag was partially …

Space artist Robert McCall dies in Scottsdale

February 28, 2010 – 12:03 am

Robert McCall, the space artist whose work depicting man’s conquest of the moon covers an entire wall of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, died Friday at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Hospital, according to the National …

'Ship approaching, X-Wing class …'

February 2, 2010 – 5:29 pm

The Hubble Space Telescope last month photographed an X-shaped object traveling at 11,000 mph, reports Gizmodo.
NASA, helpfully trying to allay any fears the defenseless populace of Earth might have, describes it as the remnants of …

Astronomer writes research report as a 'Doctor Who' story

January 30, 2010 – 2:02 pm

An astronomer has taken her research on a major cosmic phenomenon and written it up as a short story starring the characters of Doctor Who.
Megan Argo observed a powerful jet of energy resulting from an …

Observatory cuts staff to pay for Discovery Channel Telescope

January 28, 2010 – 1:22 pm

Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory, a National Historic Landmark site that is home to the telescope used to discover Pluto, has laid off three of its 60 employees and cut the work hours of five others.
According to …

'Jedi Experience' takes off at U.S. Space Camp

January 20, 2010 – 3:36 pm

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. — home of every kid’s summer dream, Space Camp — is offering a special program this summer called the “Jedi Experience” for a limited time between …

Masculinity is saved (HOYVIN-GLAYVIN!)

January 14, 2010 – 9:52 am

Just a few years ago, researchers were about to declare the Y chromosome an endangered piece of our DNA because it was failing to keep pace with the evolution of the X chromosome. (Reaching back …