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What's happening at the AO?


Dr. Kristen Jones was a postdoctoral researcher at the Arecibo Observatory from September 2016 - August 2019, but her connection with AO started long before then. “I had been an REU student at the observatory 10 years before my postdoc,” Dr. Jones stated, referring to the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. “Data from that project were the basis for a paper I published in 2018.” Read More

Space & Atmospheric

A unique, high-altitude plasma cavity formed over Arecibo during an ionospheric heating campaign conducted at the observatory in June of 2019. Simultaneously, the Arecibo Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) collected measurements of the narrow cavity, revealing an exceptionally deep depletion of the electron density and a strong enhancement of the electron and ion temperatures. Read More