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Champions of Change

Benjamin Blonder, co-founder of the UA Sky School,  is being honored as a Next Generation of Conservation Leaders Champion of Change.

New view of supernova death throes

A powerful, new three-dimensional model provides fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas, whose final explosions outshine entire galaxies and populate the universe with elements that make life on Earth possible.

White House Honors Founder of UA's Sky School Project

A passion for science, nature and education led the UA's Benjamin Blonder to create Sky School, a project that has won him recognition as a White House Champion of Change

Is Alien Life Out There? Vatican Observatory Co-Hosts Science Conference in Arizona

Nearly 200 scientists are attending the conference, called "The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignature & Instruments," which runs from March 16 through 21 in Tucson, Ariz. The Vatican Observatory is co-hosting the conference with the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory.

Sir Roger Penrose, Deepak Chopra Headed to UA for Consciousness Conference's 20th Anniversary

Penrose is this year's keynote speaker. He'll also give a public talk on astrophysics on April 21 at Steward Observatory, speaking about evidence for his theory that the Big Bang was preceded by another aeon, and another before that, suggesting we live in a serial, rather than parallel, universe.

Physics Open Day: Saturday, March 15

In keeping with annual tradition, the UA Physics Department opens its doors to the public on Saturday, March 15 (the first day of the Tucson Festival of Books).

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