~~November 2, 2016~~
Fifty three years ago yesterday
A big celebration.
Something to be very proud of.
I’ve been there!
It’s impressive, amazing and incredible.
After climbing countless steps, you reach the top and marvel at the massive structure in front of your eyes.
Once you see it, you don’t forget.
It’s in my country!
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The observatory is the sole facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), which refers to the observatory, and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960’s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University.
The observatory’s 1,000-foot (305-metre) radio telescope was the largest single-aperture telescope from its completion in 1963 until July 2016 when the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope was completed. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy. Scientists who want to use the observatory submit proposals that are evaluated by an independent scientific board.
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Today in history ….. November 1, 2013 …… 50th anniversary Arecibo Observatory!
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