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KAWC's Spirited Discussion series welcomes Kevin Schindler, an award-winning educator and writer who has worked for more than 20 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, presenting "Arizona Goes to the Moon."

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The excitement has been building for weeks and weeks. On Monday, August 21st the solar eclipse will finally be here. It will darken the skies along a path from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. Millions will don special glasses or watch through pinhole projectors. Eclipse enthusiasts say totality never disappoints. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

Amateur Astronomers Key To Mapping Kuiper Belt

Jul 18, 2015
Amanda Solliday-KAWC

As the New Horizons spacecraft moves beyond Pluto and scientists begin to sift through the data of the historic flyby on Tuesday, a group of citizen scientists is also taking a look at the solar system’s frontier. 

Coordinated by one of the New Horizons team members, amateur astronomers are focused on the Kuiper Belt, a band of frozen objects on the very outskirts of the solar system.

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AZED- Dozens of communities in the western United States stretching from Mexico to Canada, including Yuma County are participating in a cutting edge research project that aims to measure certain objects located in the outskirts of our planet’s solar system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on why Yuma is such a great location for stargazing.  In fact, the National Science Foundation has identified Yuma, Parker And Kingman as perfect locations for stargazers to help them identify objects in the outer solar system.

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