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- Management Update: Statement from the Director (April 7, 2021)07 Apr, 2021
- Observatorio de Arecibo recibe cartas de apoyo y aliento de estudiantes en la Florida01 Apr, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory Staff Receives Letters of Support and Encouragement from Schoolchildren in Florida01 Apr, 2021
- Reflecting on the Legacy and the Future of the Arecibo Observatory01 Apr, 2021
- Arecibo Hunts Down “Spider” Pulsars24 Mar, 2021
- Education and Public Outreach Highlights (January – March 2021)24 Mar, 2021
- UCF Graduate Course Dives Deep into the Science, Engineering, & Operation of the Arecibo Observatory 24 Mar, 2021
- Preparing for Human Exploration of Mars: Missions to Earth-based Analog Sites 17 Mar, 2021
- Inspiring the Future of Space Exploration 17 Mar, 2021
- New Research on Photocatalysts for Clean Energy and Clean Waters08 Mar, 2021
- CARLA Instrument Container Arrives at Arecibo Observatory03 Mar, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory Contributes to the Exploration of Black Holes Started by this Year’s Nobel Prize Winners in Physics19 Nov, 2020
- UCF Delivers Engineering Options for Arecibo Observatory (AO)16 Nov, 2020
- Management Update (October 12, 2020) by Director Eng. Francisco Cordova13 Oct, 2020
- Summer Student Assists in Development of Newest AO Facility01 Oct, 2020
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Yervant Terzian on Monday 25th November at his home in Ithaca, NY, after a long and difficult illness. Here we share some words and sentiments contributed by Murray Lewis and Don Campbell in his honor.
Yervant was a staunch personal friend, and always a caring and deeply interested colleague. He was a frequent visitor to the observatory in support of all of the usual review committees, and was involved in all Cornell interactions and support measures on the island. His life-time involvement with the Observatory began during his post doc years, which caused weekend observing to be instituted as a result of his enthusiasm, all the way through to his continuous telcon presence on the almost mundane monthly RFI Group meetings in the Observatory while I chaired that group. Whatever concerned the Observatory had his attention. The Observatory went through two very significant structural upgrades during his time at Cornell, and I know he was strongly supportive of the second, Gregorian upgrade during his 20 year tenure as the Cornell Astronomy Dept. Chair. He fostered visits by AO staff to Cornell, of staff members giving summer course lecture series in Cornell, and even of Cornell donor group's visits to the Observatory and the Island, which he often carried through in person. He was generous with his time, and always supportive. Moreover he did his best to manage personnel tensions whenever these arose. For AO he was a constant wise benefactor.
Yervant sponsored several students, both REU and graduates to studies using our telescope. He also was encouraging in giving support to explore unconventional ideas. He had an open mind, something I particularly appreciated. He is missed. The Arecibo Observatory is grateful for the lifetime of contributions to the facility by Dr. Yervant Terzian.
Text provided by Tracy Becker - AO Collaborator/SWRI Postdoctoral Researcher
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