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New DVDs released on Tuesday, December 9.
By now the latest golden sci-fi nugget “Interstellar” has drawn mass attention as this generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. The film is leaving moviegoers in awe as one of the most aggressively visual space epochs to date, and critics have dubbed the film an instant center-piece to a genre that uses the cosmos as a backdrop. But the sensational reviews should come as no surprise to those who know the mastermind behind the product. Christopher Nolan has a long list of films that have brought nothing but wide eyes and smiles to the faces of science fiction fanboys. “Following”, “Memento”, “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, “The Prestige”, and “Inception” make up the complete list of films written and directed by the filmmaking savant. Nolan’s list of films have collectively earned 15 Oscar nominations, have resounding approval from critics, and average profits of about six times the amount of their budgets. On the whole, Nolan is seemingly incapable of producing a bad film. So what makes the prolific visionary so much better than the rest? Here are a few of Nolan’s movie-making methods that subtly contribute to his flawless resume.
University of Arizona Police Officer Andrew Lincowski joined planetary scientists at NASA this summer to search for exoplanets that might have the potential to harbor life.
James Raymond Lytle – “Emerald Jim”
Three University of Arizona faculty members, each of them pioneers in their respective fields who have been recognized nationally or internationally for their work, on Thursday were formally inducted as Regents' Professors. Two others were inducted as University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their long-term commitment to undergraduate education.
The summer has unleashed its terrible fury upon Tucson for a few weeks now and the end of the sweltering heat is nowhere in sight. There is more to the Arizona summer, though. Storm clouds have been brewing off in the horizon for the last week, tantalizing us with their potential downpour. Every night, thunder clouds gather in the distance rolling their electric booms across the sky. Between the heat and the humidity, there is a good reason for the snowbirds to head back home in May.
Now you see it – now you don't. This, in a nutshell, describes how Adam Block, renowned astrophotographer and astronomy educator with the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, discovered a supernova in a galaxy far, far away.
A Northwest church has acquired, rebuilt and installed an historic pipe organ, which will be blessed and played for the first time this weekend.
Doug Fine, National Public Radio contributor and author of the bestseller "Farewell, My Subaru," speaks about sustainability in a humorous way this Friday, Oct. 15, at Tohono Chul Park.
December is a slow month in the garden. It is too late (or too early) to prune anything, weeds are not too rambunctious, and cool temperatures mean slow growth. Slow growth does not mean no growth. Roots continue to grow, so be sure to water, especially if we don't get some rain soon.
In the summer of 1609, Galileo turned his telescope to the night sky and forever changed our view of the universe and ourselves, scientifically proving the Copernican theory of a sun-centered solar system.
photo courtesy of NASA, An image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 has been displayed at Biosphere 2 near Oracle.
Photo courtesy of Douglas Isbell/AAS A young man at the International Year of Astronomy opening in Paris uses the Galileoscope to look at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language.
When I was a kid, my older brother received a telescope for Christmas. It was a huge (or so it seemed to me then) white cardboard tube with a smaller one within that would slide in and out by twirling a cheap black plastic dial to adjust its focus. It had a large lens in the front, and in the back, a removable eyepiece that was used more often than not for observing and frying insects on long summer days when attention spans were short. It stood on three legs of stainless steel that were not so stainless after a few nights of stargazing on dew-dampened grass.