Science and Technology

100 Years of the Expanding Universe

Sep 17, 2012
Mark Bevis

Say you wanted to find a place in Flagstaff where a scientist made a major discovery.

It would be a good bet to start at the Lowell Observatory.

“Well right now we’re sitting inside the Clark Telescope dome at Lowell Observatory.” 

That’s Kevin Schindler.

He works at Lowell doing public outreach.

He also loves history….especially about Lowell.

And the story about Vesto M. Slipher is a good one.

“Vesto Slipher was a country boy from Indiana.”  

Despite this year’s abundant monsoon season, researchers say climate change could be pushing the Southwest into a period of sustained drought. 

Appoose

Beginning this year, high school seniors in Arizona will have to clear another hurdle before winning their diplomas.

People have been pitching in to help out some of Arizona’s endangered rivers—and they’re starting to make waves.

The Water Sentinels program got its start in 2006 as part of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

Members say they grew tired of seeing local streams degraded by pollution, or “reduced to bone-dry washes” because of dams, diversions, and pumping.

Now more than 100 regular volunteers work on two main rivers—the Verde and the Salt.

Shelley Smithson

A documentary airing on public television stations around the country this month will feature a team of researchers from Northern Arizona University.

Their pioneering work is changing the way scientists understand relationships in nature. 

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