Two Arecibo-focused presentations supporting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) were given at the Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference in April. The goal of the workshop was to bring together the planetary, astrobiological, and social science communities to (1) lean into lessons learned to date, (2) identify opportunities for improvement by listening to those most impacted in our community, and (3) make recommendations for actionable and tangible measures for advancing IDEA principles within planetary science. + Read More


The Arecibo Science Advocacy Partnership (ASAP) hosted a splinter meeting on the third day of the 240th American Astronomical Society conference titled: The Arecibo Observatory: An Engine for Science and Scientists in Puerto Rico and Beyond. The meeting was focused on Education and Public Outreach programs at the Arecibo Observatory and their positive world-wide impact. + Read More

The Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and Arecibo Observatory (AO) are jointly hosting a hybrid in-person/remote Single Dish Observing School and GBT Training Workshop from September 13-21 in Green Bank, West Virginia. Please feel free to pass this message on to any interested colleagues. In-person participants will have the opportunity to tour the 100m Green Bank Telescope and observatory grounds. Because the workshops contain hands-on tutorials and telescope access, we will have limited space available for both in-person and remote participants. + Read More

National Hispanic Heritage Month

We are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Here at Arecibo, we are very proud of our Hispanic colleagues. In order to highlight the work, passion, and heritage of our amazing Hispanics we decided to celebrate the contributions that make a significant difference in their respective fields.