The 2021 joint meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society and the Astronomical Society of New York was a topical symposium titled “Science and Discoveries at the Arecibo Observatory”. 

The symposium featured five presentations showcasing the Arecibo Observatory’s history, its future, and the major discoveries it enabled within the three focus areas of Arecibo science: Astronomy, Planetary Science, and Space & Atmospheric Science. 


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