- First-of-its-Kind Study Finds Lightning Impacts Edge of Space in Ways not Previously Observed13 Sep, 2021
- 12 UCF Researchers Honored with Asteroids Named After Them31 Aug, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory Collaborations & Exhibitions (April - June, 2021)21 Jul, 2021
- The Arecibo Observatory: Current and Future Operations of the Facility21 Jul, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory: Unparalleled Science and Discovery21 Jul, 2021
- Info for AAS #239 AO-focused Special Session #20: The Arecibo Observatory REU Program - a Career Launchpad20 Jul, 2021
- AO Participation in the CEDAR 2021 workshop20 Jul, 2021
- Facilities and Operations Highlights (July 2021)19 Jul, 2021
- Arecibo Salvage Survey Committee Update for History of Astronomy19 Jul, 2021
- The Big Data Program: Arecibo Observatory Data Archive 19 Jul, 2021
- Sustainability Project: Rain Collector14 Jul, 2021
- A Career is Born at the Arecibo Observatory 14 Jul, 2021
- In Memoriam: Dr. Gordon Pettengill08 Jul, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory Spies “Pristine” Comet Before the Telescope’s Collapse08 Jul, 2021
- GBO/AO Single Dish Observing School (Hybrid) - September 13-21, 202106 Jul, 2021
- “Arecibo Observatory - Legacy and Future”29 Apr, 2021
With a new vision on efficient operations, services, processes, and a healthier work environment in diverse aspects, the team has been planning, organizing and directing the maintenance, executing repairs, renovating buildings and grounds. Following efficient operation and managerial project management best practices, the Facilities and Operations Team has been very successful in the last couple of months. Some of the Highlights of the Team are the active participation on the AO Salvage Survey Committee, where a key support has been provided identifying, collecting and creating the inventory of the equipment and significant debris resulted from the collapse of the radiotelescope that will served Science, STEM students and SVC future visitors; the advancement on the HF Project; the overall site upkeeps that responds to the environment, health and spirit of each of the AO Staff.
It is key to oversee each of the areas that support the entire operation at Arecibo. The necessary support has been rapidly provided and contracts and agreements has been completed as required. Procedures to improve the daily operation of the site have been created. All can be found at:
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Engineering & Electronics
The HF Project has been moving on an accelerated rhythm accomplishing in record time the relocation of the antenna towers for 5.1MHz configuration, reconstructing the dipoles and constructing and installing the baluns. AO will start testing soon!
Bldg #2 - 3rd Floor: Co-working Space
Bldg #2 - 3rd Floor: Hallway
Our maintenance Team, with a lot of enthusiasm, is keeping and maintaining the AO site in optimal conditions for each of the staff, scientists, students and visitors for the benefit of Science. A bold new vision from the Management Team (MT) on collaborative workplace has been implemented on site. This new era of collaborative workplaces is revolutionizing the way we imagine our work spaces at AO. This type of space, fosters collaborative learning among our scientist and staff and encourages group brainstorming between our diverse staff.
Web post written by Olga Figueroa
Director of Facilities & Operations
Keywords: observatory, arecibo, facilities, improvement, workplace