An Exploration of Arizona Astronomy
A five-part radio documentary series examining professional and amateur astronomy in the state.
Special Series: Copper at the Crossroads
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Stories From the Archives
In which I remember my good friend Robin Dadisman, who passed away in late 2013, with a story about phantom fuel and a racing red Mustang.read more
It takes years to cast a large telescope mirror at theSteward Observatory Mirror Lab. But the race to build ever larger “eyes” is leading to new discoveries in astronomy.read more
Arizona is still part of the Cotton Belt, with about 259,000 acres devoted to the crop. But it’s not easy to grow it in the desert. I talked to two cotton farmers about the challenges they face and how technology has changed the business.read more
Gordon Hirabayashi objected to the way Japanese-Americans were treated in World War II. His fight took him from the Supreme Court to a prison camp in Arizona.read more
The Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862 was the western-most engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year it’s brought back to life a dedicated group of re-enactors.read more
Most people see Kartchner Caverns as part of a tour guided by a volunteer docent. The experience is a little different for the man who discovered the cave.read more