- Arecibo Celebrates National Engineers Week 06 Apr, 2022
- The Arecibo Observatory at the Upcoming 240th American Astronomical Society Meeting06 Apr, 2022
- The Arecibo Observatory Survey Salvage Committee Report06 Apr, 2022
- Facilities and Operations Update06 Apr, 2022
- PRISMA Meteor Radar Arrives at AO04 Apr, 2022
- The Grand Reopening of the Angel Ramos Science and Visitor Center at the Arecibo Observatory01 Apr, 2022
- Orbital stability analysis and photometric characterization of the second Earth Trojan asteroid 2020 XL531 Mar, 2022
- Arecibo Celebrates International Women’s Day31 Mar, 2022
- A Letter from the Director Eng. Francisco Cordova31 Mar, 2022
- The History of Arecibo’s Legacy Telescope to Impact the Future, Thanks to the AO Salvage Survey Committee31 Mar, 2022
- Announcing AO/GBT Single Dish Summer School May 16th - 20th, 2022 30 Mar, 2022
- NSF REU program at Arecibo receives funding for next 3 years23 Mar, 2022
- A Parkes "Murriyang" Search for Pulsars and Transients in the Large Magellanic Cloud23 Mar, 2022
- Noise analysis in the European Pulsar Timing Array data release 2 and its implications on the gravitational-wave background search23 Mar, 2022
- Arecibo S-band Radar Characterization of Local-scale Heterogeneities within Mercury's North Polar Deposits23 Mar, 2022
- Arecibo’s Eye on the Sun21 Mar, 2022
The Facilities and Operations Team has been working in collaboration with the Education & Public Outreach Team in diverse innovative projects across the site for the reopening of the Science and Visitor Center. New experiences for the visitors focus on STEAM education have been developed, such as interpretative trails combining our unique karst region’s flora and fauna, integrating the long steps towards the SVC as a new experience incorporating the existing planets across the path with vibrant colors providing an art educational experience and the development of various stations, like Mars and Jupiter Station. At Mars Station, the visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the planet’s habitability while embarking into the remains of the 305-meter radio telescope and at Jupiter Station, they will have the chance to rest and grab refreshments before continuing their adventure towards the SVC.
Another improvement has been the establishment of new common rest areas with food options. This encourages the visitors to not only learn, but enjoy while climbing all the way to the SVC. What does this mean? We are making it more fun, relaxing and delicious!
The Facilities and Operations Team aims to make the site more appealing to all senses. Studies show that observing a garden and/or a landscape reflects in our literature, music and painting and brings a sense of harmony. Therefore, we highlighted key areas with ferns, shrubs and other beautiful plants making the site more pleasing.
Written by Olga Figueroa.