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From left to right: Andrew M. Ortiz (AO-SVC Executive Director & Co-PI of the Arecibo Observatory EPO component), Dr. Carlos M. Padín (UMET - Chancellor who oversees the nonprofit higher learning that is part of the Ana G. Mendez University System), Dr. John Kelly (SRI - Senior Program Director Center for Geospace Studies), Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff (UCF - Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies), Eng. Francisco Cordova (Director of the Arecibo Observatory), Dr. Ramón Lugo (UCF - Director of UCF’s Florida Space Institute), Dr. Tyng-Lin Yang (YEI - Founder and Executive Vice President)
April 6, 2018: The Arecibo Observatory celebrated the transition to a new management and operation team on Friday, April 6 with a short ceremony and symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony.
After four decades under the administration of Cornell University and six years under the consortium of SRI International, Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET), the Arecibo Observatory (AO) has a new management team, a collaboration between the University of Central Florida (UCF), UMET and Yang Enterprises, Inc.
As the new transition evolves, the Observatory’s mission remains the same: We strive to understand the mysteries of science in radio astronomy, planetary radar and atmospheric and space sciences, keeping at the forefront how nature and human knowledge continue to evolve.
More than 100 staff and guests attended the ceremony on Friday, which included representatives from UCF, UMET, Yang Enterprises, Inc., and SRI International.
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