AO 55TH ANNIVERSARY: Your STUDENTS can be part of this Celebration


#AOWeek - For Students
Education sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

Ubicado entre las montañas del norte de Puerto Rico, se encuentra el radar más poderoso del mundo. Científicos de diferentes partes del Planeta, utilizan el reflector de 305 metros, para recoger ondas de radio de regiones de formación de estrellas, planetas, galaxias distantes y la atmósfera. Visita el Observatorio de Arecibo y vive una noche mágica. Será un evento para toda la familia, donde habrá conferencias, estaciones educativas y observaciones de objetos astronómicos a través de los telescopios de la Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe.

Los objetos celestes que se estarán observando en esta ocasión son los siguientes: Omega Centaury, Júpiter y cuatro de sus lunas, Gran Cúmulo de Hercules y Cúmulo M3.

Te esperamos el sábado, 21 de abril de 2018, de 6:00 p.m. a 11:00 p.m. (Portones cierran a las 9:00 p.m.)

Detalles adicionales:
Para mayor información puedes comunicarte al (787) 878-2612, Ext. 346 / 312 ó a través de correo electrónico: [reservaciones@naic.edu]. Esté atento a nuestro Fan page de Facebook y nuestro Twitter para obtener información previa a la venta. Los boletos están ya disponibles a través de Oferta del Día . Comparte este gran evento con todos tus amig@s y familiares.


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#AOWeek - For Students
Education Starting, October 28, 2018

2018 has been a year of big milestones for the Arecibo Observatory (AO). After the passage of the Hurricane Maria, the AO stands stronger and celebrates 55 years of scientific discoveries and innovative hard work, now under the new management team lead by the University of Central Florida (UCF), with the collaboration of the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Yang Enterprises Inc.

To promote the Puerto Rico’s iconic scientific facility, exalt its incredible history and embrace its bright future, a week-long event was specially designed by the AO staff: the #AOWeek.

Between Oct 28th and Nov 3rd , the #AOWeek activities will take place onsite and online, aiming to open the gates of the world’s most sensitive radar and largest-aperture radio telescope to the public from all over the planet, showing the unique “behind the scenes” of the facility and communicating the investigations performed there in the areas of Radio Astronomy, Planetary Radar and Space and Atmospheric Sciences.)

K-12 TEACHERS: there are many ways to include your students on the #AOWeek activities and participate from your school on the AO 55th anniversary celebration!

  • 1) You can register to be a virtual visitor and have access to exclusive content, including livestream feed, to share with your students during the #AOWeek.
  • 2) You can use the hashtag #AOWeek on your social media to send us your students’ questions about the AO Science, History and operations. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions!
  • 3) You can use #AOWeek + #ourAreciboMessage + #[yourSchoolName] to tag a picture of your students’ representation of their version of the famous Arecibo Message. Stimulate the kids’ creativity and let them use recyclable materials, LEGOs, paints, music or any other way to represent the message they would like to send to a possible intelligent extraterrestrial civilization out there.
If you are in Puerto Rico, you can also bring your students to the Arecibo Observatory during the #AOWeek. All the onsite activities will be open to the public and include talks from special guest speakers and the announcement of a mysterious global student’s challenge. Visit the www.AreciboObservatory.org/AOWeek for more information and don’t miss the opportunity of being part of the AO celebration.

Additional Information
For more information you can contact us by phone (787) 878-2612, Ext. 346/312 or via email: [reservaciones@naic.edu].
Stay tuned to our Facebook Fan page and our Twitter for more updates. Tickets for the Extended VIP Tour are now available at Oferta del Día . Share this great event with all your friends and family.


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