Astronomy

Astronomy

Great Balls of Fire at Flandrau Science Center for Tucson Festival of Books: Science City March 9 & 10

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The traveling exhibit OSIRIS-REx Presents Great Balls of Fire has a temporary home at the University of Arizona’s Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium through late March. The exhibit is the education and outreach arm of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission that will launch in 2016 to obtain asteroid samples. The return mission bringing the asteroid samples back to Earth will be led by the University of Arizona.

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Galileo: Five Things That You Might Not Know About the Father of Modern Science

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An Italian physicist, astronomer, philosopher and mathematician, Galileo Galilei is known today as the father of modern science. Recognized as a major force in the scientific revolution, Galileo was recognized for his contribution to studies of kinematics, dynamics, telescopic observational astronomy and heliocentrism. Here are a few facts that you might not know about Galileo:

 

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