National Science Foundation Ranks UArizona No. 1

UArizona realized an increase of more than $9 million over its FY 2020 total and retained its No. 1 ranking in astronomy and astrophysics (including planetary science) expenditures.

The OSIRIS-REx mission is an example of an LPL research project that had a significant impact in FY 2021.

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Photo of OSIRIS-REx StowCam.

IN THIS ISSUE  Fall 2022 Edition

Department News

Artist's representation of NASA's DART spacecraft flying toward the twin asteroids, Didymos and Dimorphos. The larger asteroid, Didymos, was discovered by UArizona Spacewatch in 1996.NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Faculty News

Photo, Dani DellaGiustina in front of a screen at SxSW

Daniella DellaGiustina Makes Popular Science Brilliant 10 list

Assistant Professor DellaGiustina was chosen for her work to understand the past and future of the solar system by studying asteroids. Her work also includes exploring the mysterious interiors of other worlds. 

Graduate Student News

Photo of David Cantillo

Carson Fellowship Awarded to David Cantillo

David graduated from UArizona in Spring 2022 and entered the LPL graduate program in Fall 2022 with research interests in asteroids and space situational awareness.

Alumni News

Dr. Barbara Cohen is Principal Investigator for NASA's Lunar Flashlight

Lunar Flashlight launched successfully on Dec. 11 and has begun its four-month trip to the Moon, where it will seek out surface water ice in permanently shadowed craters of the Moon's south pole.