Feb 17-20, 2019


Sheraton Hotel
@ Old San Juan, PR


Scientific Community, Key Stakeholders and Local Students; By invitation only


  • 4st Circular Letter: Final updates!
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  • 3rd Circular Letter: Abstract submission deadline was extended
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  • 2nd Circular Letter
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  • Abstract Submission is open through our website. Deadline January 29th

  • Registration is open until Thursday, January 17 at noon.

  • 1st Circular Letter
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February 21, 2019: All our sessions were recorded and their corresponding files were backed up. They are now being uploaded to our Vimeo Channel. The process will take a while since every session is a heavy file. We will keep you posted. ➪ AO Future Workshop - Vimeo Channel

February 13, 2019: You can now upload your presentation using our upload form. If your presentation will include multimedia (Videos, Audio), please include them in a compressed file and upload it as a ZIP, RAR or TAR file.

February 12, 2019: You can now sign up as a Virtual Participant using the Registration form. Virtual participants will be subscribed to the AO Futures Mailing List and will be updated with all event news. Also, Virtual Participants will be provided with the information on how to join the LIVE sessions that will broadcasted through Skype for Business.
↳ To see the Live Feeds you can visit our Schedule's page.

General Description

"Pathways to the Future of the Arecibo Observatory" is a 3 day workshop to discuss future science goals and capabilities for the Arecibo Observatory.

«We cordially invite you to collaborate on developing our strategic Science Plan for the next 15 years. Your participation will be highly appreciated. We hope you can join us at this special event.»

Eng. Francisco Cordova
Director of the Arecibo Observatory

NOTE: List was last synced on December 27, 2018 1:30PM; You may not see your name right after your registration was submitted.

The Arecibo Observatory, now under new management by the University of Central Florida (UCF), Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Recinto de Cupey (UAGM-Cupey) and Yang Enterprises, is looking for input from long-time Arecibo users and community stakeholders on short- and long-term science objectives with the aim of developing a strategic Science Plan for the next 15 years.

The purpose of this workshop is to create a shared vision of the future research that will be conducted at AO and help create tangible ways that promote cutting-edge research and involve wider participation from the scientific community in the areas of planetary science, radio astronomy and the study of the atmosphere. In addition, the meeting will serve as a forum to discuss potential technical upgrades that would ensure the Arecibo Observatory stays at the forefront of radio astronomy, space and atmospheric sciences and planetary sciences research.


At this workshop, we want to gather input from a cross-section of the scientific and engineering community to create an energizing and productive meeting. We will facilitate discussions to address questions such as:

* What key scientific questions, emerging science opportunities, and technical advances will scientists be pursuing in the next decade?

*What core and emerging facility capabilities at AO will be required to support this research?

Expansion into new areas of science either within current communities or across other fields of science will also be taken into consideration.

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