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First-ever 'Oracle Dark Sky Cultural Festival' is this week

Residents embrace the economic boost to the town.

True Concord Voices & Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.

NASA sets up collision with far-away asteroid

The DART mission will test whether Earth-fired weapons might someday push world-threatening objects off course.

Ground-based telescopes need love, too

Research continues quietly atop S. Arizona mountains while the Webb space telescope makes headlines.

James Webb Telescope scientists dive into interstellar study

Astronomers are beginning to settle into a routine of regular research assignments.

University of Arizona graduate tracks satellite constellations for beleagured astronomers

Her study comes as Space X prepares to launch more sky-cluttering Starlink spacecraft.

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James Webb Telescope ready for science

Scientists say all the spacecraft's instruments are aligned for operation.

Event Horizon

Recently released images show a black hole sitting right at the center of our own galaxy.

University of Arizona astronomers study hypergiant stars

The massive objects are the largest of their kind in the galaxy.

Contreras Fire burns more than 18,000 acres

Fire managers say the fire is more than 40% contained.

4 buildings at Kitt Peak lost in wildfire

Officials are still trying to assess damage.

James Webb Space Telescope survives micrometeoroid impact

It is still on track to send its first scientific images of deep space next month.

Scientists marvel at new black hole image

The University of Arizona-led Event Horizon telescope project captured the object in the center of the Milky Way.

University of Arizona students await photographs of moon crash site

They identified and traced the path of China-launched rocket that impacted the surface.

University of Arizona astronomy researchers track space junk to the Moon

The spent rocket stage is expected to crash on the far side in March.

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