Sponsors

The following organizations have supported Astronomy Club through monetary donations. Their support continues to allow our organization to make an impact at the U of A, in the Tucson community, and beyond. For that, we sincerely thank you.

If you would like to donate money or astronomy equipment, please contact Megan Nieberding, the current University of Arizona Astronomy Club president, by using the email listed on our Contact page.

Sponsors:

Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA)
Donation >$4000

  • Binocular Telescope Project (primary mirrors, eyepieces)
  • Club T-shirts
  • Travel to send 3 students to the 217th American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting in Seattle
  • Registration fees for 3 students for the 218th AAS Meeting in Boston
Associated Students of the University of Arizona

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

 

Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RTMC) Holmes Grant Committee
Donation $800

  • Binocular Telescope Project (secondary mirrors, structural components)
Riverside Telescope Makers Conference

Riverside Telescope Makers Conference

 

The Toler Family
Donation $100, and club banner

  • General club expenses

Ms. Hannah Zanowski
Donation $100

  • General club expenses
  • AAS meeting expenses

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Fall Colors Arriving

 
A few days after autumn showed up on the calendar in the Northern Hemisphere, it showed up on the landscape of North America. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this view of fall colors around the Great Lakes on Sept. 26, 2014. The changing of leaf color in temperate forests involves several causes and reactions, but the dominant factors are sunlight and heat. Since temperatures tend to drop sooner and sunlight fades faster at higher latitudes, the progression of fall color changes tends to move from north to south across North America from mid-September through mid-November. In late summer and autumn, tree and plant leaves produce less chlorophyll, the green pigment that harvests sunlight for plants to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars. The subsidence of chlorophyll allows other chemical compounds in the leaves—particularly carotenoids and flavonoids—to emerge from the green shadow of summer. These compounds do not decay as fast as chlorophyll, so they shine through in yellows, oranges, and reds as the green fades. Another set of chemicals, anthocyanins, are associated with the storage of sugars and give the leaves of some species deep purple and red hues. > More information Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike Carlowicz
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