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What's happening at the AO?


The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of scientists $5.8 million to design and mount a supersensitive antenna at the focal point of the Arecibo Observatory’s 1,000-foot-diameter dish, which is managed by the University of Central Florida. The antenna, called a phased-array feed, will increase the telescope’s observation capabilities 500 percent. Read More

On Friday, August 3, the students from the summer program called Research Experience for Undergraduates & Teachers, better known as REUT, presented their work to their mentors and the rest of the Arecibo Observatory (AO) staff. During this summer, undergraduate students and teachers selected for the program worked with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development. Read More

AO - Call for Proposals 2018

We invite proposals for the use of the Arecibo 305-m telescope for the Thursday, September 6, 2018 (17:00 AST, 21:00 UTC) , deadline. These requests should be for telescope usage within the six-month (or in some cases one-year) period beginning January 1, 2019. This call does not include proposals for the use of the HF Facility for ionospheric studies. Read More

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