Featured on the March 11th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- In 1968, a group of artists and their families, many affiliated with the University of Arizona, created an independent community in the desert south of Oracle. The legacy of what they built continues to this day, inspiring author Paul Gold to spend fifteen years of research to create his book, “Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community”. Mark asks Gold to share what he learned about this unique slice of local history.
- Why are gamma-rays so important to understanding the size and scope of our universe? The world-renowned Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in the Santa Rita Mountains is offering a new series of online community lectures. Wystan Benbow, the primary investigator at the VERITAS Gamma-ray Observatory, tells about the astronomical discoveries that are being made there, and breakthroughs that are on the horizon.
Wystan Benbow's contribution to the 51st annual New Vistas in Astronomy public lecture series will livestream on Wednesday, March 17th at 10 am. It is accessible via the Whipple Observatory’s YouTube channel.
- And, film essayist Chris Dashiell looks back at director Chris Marker's 1962 black & white masterpiece La Jetée. Dashiell marvels at how one of the most influential short films of all time defied so many conventions of cinema.