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What's happening at the AO?


NASA’s Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG) met on June 7-9th, 2022 for the first meeting following the release of the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey. The hybrid meeting took place in Washington D.C. and virtually.

Scientists from the Arecibo Observatory (AO) presented a number of talks and discussed the importance of the facility for the future of radar science. + Read More


The Arecibo Observatory has operated undergraduate internship programs since 1972. AO hosted one of the first astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and has continued to host them since 1987. The AO REU program is currently funded by the NSF to support active research participation by undergraduate students and teachers. + Read More