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Upcoming Colloquium next January
Our next speaker Dr. Michael Denton will be visiting us on January 21, 2020 for our third Colloquium Series.
The plasmasphere is a region of cold (~1 eV) plasma that forms from the up flow of ionospheric material on closed magnetic field lines. In this colloquium, we present a brief history of plasmaspheric research, summarize our current understanding of plasmapheric dynamics, and discuss ground-based and space-based observations of the plasmasphere. Read More
Arecibo Observatory Open House at the 235th AAS meeting
Arecibo Observatory would like to cordially invite you all for the “Arecibo Observatory Open House'' during the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society at Honolulu, Hawaii. The Open House will be on January 7th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Read More
Agenda for the AO Open House was recently published: View Schedule
Arecibo Observatory to Offer New Opportunities for Visiting ScientistsThe Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will launch a new series of programs to host junior and senior scientists at the observatory to boost the transfer of science knowledge and train the next generations of observatory users. Read More
Abstract: The near-Earth space environment is far from empty. Occupying the region where astronauts and low-earth-orbiting spacecraft fly is a the last, most tenuous portion of our atmosphere. Sunlight breaks apart the molecules of gas at these altitudes, creating exotic and corrosive species such as atomic oxygen, as well as charged ions and electrons... Read More
CAVEAT: The Arecibo Observatory is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.