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Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

andromeda galaxy naiff unsized hero The Andromeda galaxy, image by astrophotographer Ken Naiff.
courtesy Ken Naiff

Arizona Spotlight

Ocean & Space

NPR

Featured on the August 15th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

- What is the Southern Ocean Climate and Carbon Modeling Program, aka SOCCOM? Meet Becki Beadling, a graduate student in the University of Arizona’s Department of Geosciences, and her advisor Joellen Russell, the Associate Professor of Geosciences and Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science. They’ll explain why the research they are doing at sea near the Arctic is imperative to understanding global climate change.

becki beadling hero 2 UA geosciences graduate student Becki Beadling with two marine technicians, part of operations for the Nathaniel B. Palmer Research Vessel. This picture was taken near the northern most edge of the Southern Ocean.
courtesy Becki Beadling

Jay Gallentine is an author and historian who uses a light-hearted style to describe stories about the space age that might otherwise be overlooked. His latest book is Infinity Beckoned: Adventuring Through the Inner Solar System, 1969-1989, published by University of Nebraska Press. Tony Perkins talked to Gallentine at the 10th annual Tucson Spacefest about events surrounding the Apollo 11 moon landing that you may not have heard about.


jay gallentine author hero Author Jay Gallentine, a speaker at Spacefest X in Tucson, August 2019.
courtesy Spacefest

- And, from artists and engineers to cosplayers and children with sharp ideas about the next 50 years of space travel, Mark McLemore talks to visitors at Spacefest X about their passion for knowing more about the final frontier. Among those Mark talks with are cosplayer & model rocket builder Rockatellist, astrophotographer Ken Naiff and fine artist Amber Allen.

spacefest hero 5 Fine artist Amber Allen poses by one of her oil paintings, depicting an astronaut's laundry.

spacefest hero 4 A child uses a remote controlled robot to move and stack plastic cups at Spacefest X.

Horsehead and Flame Nebula Naiff unsized hero Horsehead and Flame Nebula, image by astrophotographer Ken Naiff.
courtesy Ken Naiff

spacefest hero 2 Members of the Tucson L5 Space Society, a branch of the global National Space Society, offer information at Spacefest X in Tucson.

spacefest hero 1 An empty spacesuit, decorated by children, on display at Tucson Spacefest X.

spacefest cosplay unsized image Self-described "cosplayer and space hipster" Rocketellist and her associate Xavier wearing rocket replicas of her own design based on the Falcon Heavy (l) and a NASA Saturn rocket (r).
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