Join Principal Investigator Peter Smith and the Phoenix Lander Team for a behind-the-scenes look at the first attempted landing on Mars polar region and the beginning of a new era in the search for signs of life on our neighboring planets.
A continuation of the 2007 story of the NASA Mars mission attempting to “follow the water” to life on other planets. Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice documents the difficult journey towards a successful landing and exploration in the polar region of Mars.
Exploring how Southern Arizona was involved with the early days of the lunar exploration program in the 1960s. The film was produced by recent UA Journalism graduate Jason Davis as part of a UA/NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellowship. Captain Mark Kelly is the film's narrator.
Focusing the Universe tells the remarkable story of modern astronomy in Arizona by detailing the 100-year history of Steward Observatory. From stars observed through one telescope in Tucson, to the construction of the largest telescope mirrors for the largest earth-based telescope, to precision cameras launched into space to search for the origins of the big bang, Steward Observatory and astronomers in southern Arizona have made significant contributions to the exploration of the universe. Written, Produced and Directed by Peter Beudert and Michael Mulcahy. Narrated by Kylie Arnold. Funded by the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, The College of Fine Arts, the Office of Research, Discovery and innovation, and The College of Science.