Final Arecibo Observatory Newsletter
Tracy Becker Southwest Research Institute
The final Arecibo Observatory newsletter is now available.
The Arecibo Observatory ceased science operations on 14 August 2023. In the newsletter, you can find a summary of the recent highlights from the Radio Astronomy Group, including a press release about AO’s contribution to the detection of low-frequency gravitational waves.
Also included in the newsletter:
- Current plans for the equipment and the facilities
- Storage and access of Arecibo data
- Recent upgrades to the 12-m telescope that had been completed just prior to closure
- Recognition ceremony for AO staff
- A summary of the incredible education programs hosted at the observatory
- A letter from the Interim Director of the Florida Space Institute
- A letter from the Site Director of the Arecibo Observatory
- Recent highlights from the highlights from the planetary radar program, including a press release about a recent AO radar analysis of JAXA mission target 3200 Phaethon
- Recent highlights from the Space and Atmospheric Science program
- New Beginnings at the End of the Observatory: The daughter of long-time AO scientists Dr. Tapasi Ghosh and Dr. Christopher Salter was married at the Arecibo Observatory this summer
And much more.
We thank all of the astronomy community for their years of support for the Arecibo Observatory.