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2009-01-08 11:04:15

The University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey has been awarded a $3.16 million NASA grant to continue its search for near-Earth objects, or NEOs, through 2012.Under the direction of Stephen M. Larson of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the survey, known as CSS, has discovered about 70 percent of all NEOs found in past three years. CSS tallied 565 NEO discoveries in 2008, which broke its record-setting number of 460 NEO discoveries in 2007.Thanks to an additional $250,000 NASA grant,...

2008-10-04 09:00:12

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Check out publiclandsday.org/ involved/sites.htm for a list of scheduled events. Our IDEA: Celebrate National Public Lands Day by removing trash, debris; enjoy free entry at federal parks Today is the 15th Annual National Public Lands Day. This is worth noting for two reasons: * First, it's a chance to participate in a volunteer effort to remove trash, plant trees and work on trails. More than 120,000 volunteers are expected to participate at 1,500 sites...

2007-09-16 06:00:00

By Doug Kreutz, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Autumn is just a week away, and here is the question many Tucsonans will ask when the season officially arrives: Where in the heck is it? Short answer: Fall takes its sweet time showing up in Southeastern Arizona -- and it's choosy about where it makes public appearances. But seek it out in the coming month -- from nearby mountains aglow with colorful leaves to fall festivals and rousing Oktoberfest celebrations -- and you will be richly...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'