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What's happening at the AO?

We are very excited to host a hybrid school this year in which participants may attend in person at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico or virtually. The school will include lectures on the fundamentals of single dish radio astronomy as well as a variety of hands-on, guided research projects that make use of the 12-m radio antenna at AO, the 20-m radio antenna (remotely) at GBO, and the extensive AO data archive. + Read More


The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Arecibo Observatory has received funding from the National Science Foundation for the next three years, continuing its decades-long tradition of training scientists and engineers at the facility each summer. The Arecibo Observatory was one of the first astronomy REU sites and has been hosting the program since 1987, though AO has operated undergraduate internship programs onsite since 1972. + Read More