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The impact from the collapse of the William E. Gordon radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory is keenly felt by the facility’s staff, scientists, and the island of Puerto Rico, but the ripples of loss have also been felt world-wide. That is why students at the Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School in Florida decided they would “cheer up” the staff at the Arecibo Observatory with letters filled with colorful drawings and words of sympathy and hope for the observatory’s future.  + Read More

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STAR Academy has continued stronger than ever, exposing the students to research and participating in seminars offered by experts from different STEM areas. The 30 high school students that were selected for the spring 2021 session have already started to develop their research projects and are being trained in radio-astronomy, planetary radar, space and atmospheric sciences, programming and engineering. Four students and a mentor from the Academy presented their research projects in the 52th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. + Read More

Interdisciplinary

Graduate students at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have the unique opportunity to dive deep into the science, engineering, and operations of the Arecibo Observatory this semester. The Spring 2021 course titled “Arecibo Observatory: Unparalleled Science and Discovery” is a seminar-style course offered by the NASA-funded Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) at UCF and co-sponsored jointly by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). + Read More

Dylan's Talk @ Robinson School
Education

On November 18, 2020, Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr. Dylan Hickson gave a virtual Space Exploration talk to a 7th grade class at the Robinson School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The presentation focused primarily on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu, where on October 29, 2020 the spacecraft collected a sample of material from the surface to send back to the Earth, arriving in 2023. Dr. Hickson was motivated to work with this class because he knows that the complexity of space missions and their long durations can make public engagement difficult, especially for younger students. + Read More

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