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Policies and Practices Established in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This is an updated version of rules and resources for Steward Observatory and the UArizona during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is dated 17 August 2020. It was [almost-completely] curated by Stuart Weinberger.

Many groups at the University have worked very hard to find ways to meet the University’s mission while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The impact of the pandemic on how we are operating continues to evolve with time. The best place to obtain the most recent University-wide information for guidance on support of and restrictions on your work, educational, or outreach activities is https://covid19.arizona.edu.  
 
Information specific to Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy is below.
We also include reference to useful University-wide links, grouped by topic.
 
Personnel traffic flow plan for Building 65, the Steward Observatory Main Building (...

1960s Steward Astronomer Donald Taylor Has Passed Away

Retired Nebraska-Lincoln professor Donald Taylor has passed away at age 87. Both pictures HERE and HERE are courtesy of the University of Nebraska. In the late 1960s, three young astronomers at Steward, Don Taylor, John Cocke, and Mike Disney, discovered optical pulsations from the Crab Nebula. The 50th anniversary of that event recently passed (see the last paragraph).

Dr Taylor's obituary can be seen HERE. We pass on our best wishes to his family and colleagues...

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