LPL and the University of Arizona

Learn about LPL and the University of Arizona and discover all that we have to offer.

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is at the forefront of planetary studies, conducting research through astronomical observations, theoretical studies, spacecraft, and the studies of samples from space.

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The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is all about tomorrow. As a student-centered top-100 global university, we collaborate to solve critical problems and make the world better through ground-breaking discovery.

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Why UA?

With campuses throughout Arizona, a presence in every county in the state, and a commitment to 100% student engagement, the UA produces graduates who are real-world ready.

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Research, Discovery & Innovation

The Office for Research, Discovery & Innovation supports the world-class research enterprise at the University of Arizona, which is ranked among the top 25 public universities nationwide with more than $687 million in research activity.

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UA College of Science

The University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education.

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Grad and Professional Student Council

The GPSC promotes the academic, economic, and social aims of the graduate and professional students of UA and facilitates communication within the University of Arizona and with other organizations.

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Places to Visit

Explore world-class facilities that you can only find in Tucson, Arizona. From The University of Arizona campus to Kitt Peak's mountaintops in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert, Tucson has something for everyone to discover.

Biosphere 2

The Biosphere 2 facility serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a far-reaching provider of public education.

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Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

A unique combination of ecology and culture, the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill is an 860-acre ecological preserve in the heart of Tucson.

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun.

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Mirror Laboratory

At the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to make the giant, lightweight mirrors needed for the latest generation of optical and infrared telescopes.

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Mt. Lemmon Sky Center

The Mount Lemmon SkyCenter seeks to strengthen interest in science and astronomy through premium educational and public outreach experiences.

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UA Mineral Museum

Explore the fascinating world of minerals, gems and fossils with the over 2,000 specimens on display at the UA Mineral Museum.

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Discover Tucson

Nestled between 9000 ft. mountains and the gorgeous Sonoran desert, Tucson is home to a diverse and vibrant community.

Hop on the Sunlink Streetcar for an easy ride to shopping, dining, nightlife, and art in Main Gate Square, on 4th Avenue, and in the downtown district. Streetcar stop is 1 block north of the Kuiper building, at 2nd Street and Warren Ave. For more about our lively city, check out the Wildat's Guide to Tucson!

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Tucson inspires a sense of freedom among all who visit. Freedom of thought and expression. Freedom to discover and explore. And the freedom to be yourself.

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All Souls Procession

The All Souls Procession is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and rejoicing of life.

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Downtown Tucson Partnership

Downtown Tucson is a Downtown for everyone – an eclectic, beautiful, fun, accessible, pedestrian and bike-friendly district that embraces diversity.

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Edible Baja Arizona

Edible Baja Arizona is a magazine that tells compelling stories about food, drink, culture and agriculture in Tucson and the borderlands—a special place we call Baja Arizona.

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Zocalo: Tucson Arts and Culture

Zocalo is a hyper-local monthly magazine reflecting the heart and soul of Tucson through its arts, culture, entertainment, food, and events.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region with more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants along almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Coronado National Forest

The sky islands of the Coronado National Forest are healthy ecosystems with an abundant and diverse flora and fauna. They provide an array of high quality outdoor recreation opportunities with an emphasis on enhancing visitor understanding and enjoyment of the Forest’s special natural and cultural resources.

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Saguaro National Park

Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson.

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"The Loop" shared use path

The Chuck Huckelberry Loop is a system of paved, shared-use paths and short segments of buffered bike lanes connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways.

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Arizona Theatre Company

Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent professional theatre in the state of Arizona.

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Center for Creative Photography

The Center for Creative Photography is the premier research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence.

Center for Creative Photography

Fox Theatre

The "Crown Jewel of Downtown" is a beautifully restored 1930's art deco theatre known for its outstanding acoustics and intimate setting. The Fox presents classic films, community events and an exciting mix of live entertainment.

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Rialto Theatre

The historic Rialto Theatre is a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.

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Tucson Museum of Art

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown, and features original and traveling exhibitions as well as tours, education programs, studio art classes, and a Museum Store to delight and educate visitors.

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UA Presents

UA Presents, the University of Arizona’s official performing arts presenter, brings the world’s finest classical, jazz, dance and world music events to Southern Arizona each year.

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Tucson was named a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, the first city to be so honored.

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