NSF plans another collapse for Arecibo Observatory (op-ed)

The collapse of the world’s most powerful radio and radar telescope didn’t kill off science at the Arecibo Observatory, but the National Science Foundation (NSF) might. Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory began observations in 1963 and gathered crucial data for three different types of science — until December 2020, when it collapsed after two support cables … Read more

Arecibo Won’t Be Rebuilt – Universe Today

The National Science Foundation announced last week that it won’t rebuild or replace the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which collapsed in 2020. Instead, the NSF says they have solicited calls for proposals to build a multidisciplinary educational center at the site. Additionally, the plans do not appear to allow for any future science … Read more