Science

When did the very first star in the Univese form? How do urban heat islands affect the Phoenix metropolitan area? In the LoCo Lab, we're studying cool questions that span the known Universe!

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Technology

From radio telescopes to cubesats to smartphone apps, we're developing new technology and techniques to help explore the Universe and improve science education. Did we mention the drones?

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Learning

In the LoCo Lab, we never stop learning. We love helping others learn, too. We're engaged in mentoring, teaching, and sharing our excitement for science and technology with our community.

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LoCos in the News!

Follow the links below to read about LoCos doing cool stuff!

Ask Dr. Discovery partnership with local museums

LoCo Lab and colleagues start new project with Phoenix-area science centers. Read about the Ask Dr. Discovery (previously Dr. Universe) mobile app! Adapted versions: Full Circle and “in the loop”.

Cool Start to Hydrogen Ionization

Prof. Judd Bowman writes in Nature News & Views, Cosmology: Cool Start to Hydrogen Ionization. Here are accompanying ABC Science and Space.com articles.

Dr. Danny Jacobs participates in PAPER

LoCo postdoc, Dr. Danny Jacobs, participates in the Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) project featured in a recent SKA South Africa media release.

Mars rover screen saver

Cosmology is cool… and so is a rover on Mars! Check out this screen saver we made to help follow the latest progress of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.