Sunday, April 14, 2013

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory Is World’s Largest

Located in Puerto Rico, the Arecibo Observatory is the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope with a diameter of 1000 feet 

Arecibo (ah-re-SEE-boh) is the largest city in geographical size on the island, and located in the Northern Coastal Valley region.

The Arecibo Observatory is one of Puerto Rico's most popular attractions, and it has the most sensitive asteroid-tracking and imaging radar on Earth.

The facility consists of approximately 10,000 square feet of building and outdoor space, and houses 3,500 square feet of exhibits, a 100-person auditorium, a science store, and meeting rooms and office space. 

It also provides an observation platform that offers a beautiful view of the 305-meter radio telescope.

The seventh NAIC-NRAO school on single-dish radio astronomy will be held from July 11-17, 2013

The objective of the school is to provide graduate students, post-docs, and experts in other fields of astronomy with both knowledge and practical experience of the techniques and applications of single-dish radio astronomy.

Happy Travels,