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UA Astronomers Anticipate Launch of James Webb Space Telescope

As the launch, deployment, and operation of JWST approaches, this website will keep you informed of the UArizona presence and scientific work on JWST. We intend to carve out a permanent space on this front page for JWST and other major-mission events in the Dept of Astronomy and Steward Observatory.

For now, while we make some website changes, we'll list UArizona JWST papers and press relases here, at the top of this webpage. Here is the first one:


There is a new website dedicated to JWST at UArizona. Feel free to visit it often.

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally, after twenty years of study, development, and ten billion dollars of investment, ready to ship to its launch site, on the brink of going into space.  The University of Arizona has been central in this twenty-year journey, a role that is reflected in the award of 1332 hours (13...

Guidelines for Steward and Department of Astronomy Return to Campus

Oct 7, 2021-- mental health resources

Main resource for employees:  Life & Work Connections,
Main resource for students:  Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS),


COVID testing: see THIS link

Addition of August 13 2021 (from THIS site): Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces where it is not possible to adequately and continuously...

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