Arecibo Observatory Update after recent earthquakes
Eng. Francisco Cordova - Director of the Arecibo Observatory
Dear AO Stakeholders,
As you know Puerto Rico has been impacted with a series of significant earthquakes throughout thIs past week. All AO staff members are safe and our technical teams have completed preliminary visual analysis of the primary structure and have found no immediate damage/ issues, however a more detailed inspection needs to be completed once the aftershocks subside. Read More
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Spring 2020 STAR Academy applications open December 17, 2019! Read More
Research Experience for Undegraduates & Teachers (REUT)
Students and Teachers selected for the program will work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development.
The applications are now open!
- Observation Night was Cancelled
Due to safety inspection protocols after the recent earthquakes, the Angel Ramos Foundation Science and Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice. All upcoming outreach activities, including the Observation Night has been cancelled.
Upcoming Colloquium next January
Our next speaker Dr. Michael Denton will be visiting us on January 21, 2020 for our third Colloquium Series.
The plasmasphere is a region of cold (~1 eV) plasma that forms from the up flow of ionospheric material on closed magnetic field lines. In this colloquium, we present a brief history of plasmaspheric research, summarize our current understanding of plasmapheric dynamics, and discuss ground-based and space-based observations of the plasmasphere.
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STARS Academy started the fall semester on August 31, 2019, with the purpose of engaging new generations into STEM careers.
Arecibo Observatory scientist Dr. Benetge Perera lead a recent publication detailing the second data release of the International Pulsar Timing Array
Modeling Radar Albedos of Laboratory-Characterized Particles: Application to the Lunar Surface