Recent News

What's happening at the AO?


Management  

One of the auxiliary cables that helps support a metal platform in place above the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, broke on Monday (Aug. 10) causing a 100-foot-long gash on the telescope’s reflector dish. Operations at the UCF-managed observatory are stopped until repairs can be made. + Read More

We are hiring

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Department of Planetary Radar Group at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) invites applications for the Research Intern position. The intern will participate in the research activities of the planetary radar group of the Arecibo Observatory. The details of the research projects will be tailored based on the level of background knowledge and skills of the successful applicant.  This is a paid (stipend) internship position for undergraduate students only (starting year 2 or more). + Read More

Astronomy

The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship, first awarded in 1966, is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. Dr. Haynes started her work in radio astronomy as an intern at the Arecibo Observatory in the summer of 1973, and throughout her career she has used the telescope for her groundbreaking research on the nature and characteristics of the nearby galaxy populations while making significant contributions to the observatory, overseeing instrument upgrades and leading the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey. + Read More

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