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Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.
Longtime Corona del Sol assistant Tim Kelly was named interim coach of the Aztecs for the rest of the 2013 season, according to an email from principal Brent Brown.
A San Tan Valley man is dead after shooting at Pinal County Sheriff's deputies and then fatally shooting himself in the head.
Visitors will learn about astronomy concepts, recent discoveries and current astronomical events after nightfall every second Friday of the month.
PHOENIX – Saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer support call centers, Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state's trading with India.
You don’t have to travel far to climb aboard a steamboat cruise.
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Bring the kids to the Phoenix Zoo for an evening of music, games and prizes from Radio Disney and water play at the Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns. In the meantime, adults can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine on the Neely Terrace. There will also be safari train rides, an astronomy open house, camel rides, and face painting.
The Corona del Sol boys basketball team won last year’s Division I title and followed it up by earning the No. 1 seed in this year’s state tournament.
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
The engulfing majesty of the night sky is awe-inspiring, but finding time to view it away from the noise and light of the city is difficult. This Saturday, the East Valley Astronomy Club makes it a bit easier with its annual Star Party at Veterans Oasis Park.
Rebecca Rockmaker, left, and Cassy Ingersoll show their project on constellations during astronomy night at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Centennial Science Teacher Jon Huntman runs the Star Lab during astronomy night at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Joowon Kim shows her project on galaxies during astronomy night at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Laurence Garvie, curator and research professor at the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration, speaks during astronomy night at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Amanda Pearson speaks explains her project on solar flares to Tad Akins during astronomy night at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Kyrene Centennial Middle School will be hosting its fourth Family Space Night next week, where students, parents and even staff can stargaze, learn more about telescopes, and participate in other activities.
Stars, moons and planets have long been inspiration for designers. For aficionados and anyone who appreciates the artistry to be found in astronomy, there is a galaxy of beautiful items for the home.
There are only two starters back from the title-winning Corona del Sol boys basketball team of a year ago.
It can be tough to pry an iPad out of a child’s tiny hands, but there are many applications, or apps, that make tablets and smartphones a good companion and teacher, and not just an addictive electronic baby sitter.
A number of years ago, my job involved teaching children in the woods of Illinois about the solar system. Helping kids visualize the distance from Earth to Pluto was much easier — and more fun — when the kids became the planets, walking a prescribed number of paces into the meadow or forest and arranging themselves at the equivalent placement of objects in space. The vastness of the universe hit home when youngsters could see — or not — how far away their friends, i.e. the other planets, were.
Thanks to a privately funded educational project, visitors at Chandler’s Veterans Oasis Park can now take a walk while learning more about astronomy.
Numerous telescopes set up outside the Gilbert Rotary Observatory are used to view the transit of Venus across the Sun, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Gilbert. The next chance to see Venus transit the Sun will be 105 years from now, in the year 2117.