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Category - Outdoors

Staying Safe in a Scorching Summer

This year already has seen some of the hottest days in Tucson history. Tragically, the intense heat has claimed the lives of hikers unprepared for the local climes. To stay safe, it’s...

Cienega Students Study Mercury Eclipse

In August 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse. It is an incredible and rare event that scientists all over the world will be following closely. In conjunction with The National Solar...

Living With Coyotes

by Jim Gressinger at Southern Arizona Guide (southernarizonaguide.com)  The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates that about 200,000 coyotes live in Arizona. They are equally at home...

Don’t Let Them Bug Your Pets

by Heather Redmon, DVM   As the weather warms up, we tend to spend more time outdoors.  This includes taking walks with our dogs to the park or hiking with them in the desert. ...

Take Your Family on a Picnic!

The other day while cycling with friends in Saguaro National Park, I saw a family at the picnic grounds sitting quietly as the sun sank in the west. They had food spread out on the concrete...

The National Sharing the Sky Foundation

Although much of my observing over many years has been devoted to the search for comets, recently Wendee and I have become more active in encouraging other people to enjoy the sky as much...

Skyward with David H. Levy 

On December 17, 2015, I reached the milestone of 50 years searching for comets. When I started searching for comets and exploding stars called novae, at 10 minutes before midnight on the...

A New Era for Colossal Cave Mountain Park

The Pima County Board of Supervisors ushered in a new era for Colossal Cave Mountain Park (CCMP) on Monday, August 17th with the awarding of a 10 year operating agreement to Ortega Family...

Fire on Mt. Fagan

Ojo Blanco Fire on Mt. Fagan

Well, it’s been quite a traumatic past few days for this born-and-raised southern girl. My husband and I moved to the tranquility of semi-rural Corona de Tucson eight years ago from the...

Skyward With David H. Levy: Flyby of Pluto

On Bastille Day, July 14, 1789, the great Parisian prison was set ablaze as a mob, enraged into a fury, lit the spark that set off the French Revolution. Two and a quarter centuries later...