Two Arecibo-focused presentations supporting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) were given at the Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference in April. The goal of the workshop was to bring together the planetary, astrobiological, and social science communities to (1) lean into lessons learned to date, (2) identify opportunities for improvement by listening to those most impacted in our community, and (3) make recommendations for actionable and tangible measures for advancing IDEA principles within planetary science. + Read More


On March 10th, 2022, the doors to the Ángel Ramos Foundation Science and Visitor Center at the Arecibo Observatory were opened once again to excited crowds of students and the general public. It is the first time anyone from the public has been permitted to visit the observatory since just before the collapse of the 305 meter radio telescope in December of 2020. Fortunately, the majority of the Science & Visitor Center suffered only minor damages at that time.+ Read More

Solar Week :: March 21-23, 2018

The Solar Week @ AO - Special Events started last Wednesday 21st at the Science & Visitor Center (SVC) - Angel Ramos Foundation with a series of lectures offered by local scientists and guest speakers. The SVC has joined this bi-annual celebration to encourage elementary and junior students to explore the wonders of our nearest star. Also, one of the main focus for this type of events is to motivate young students to pursue higher education careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Visitors had the chance to learn, firsthand from our speakers, what type of work scientists do at AO and how their efforts contribute to the study of the Sun and its fascinating scientific ramifications and applications. Read More

El Centro de Ciencias y Visitantes - Fundación Angel Ramos, se prepara para la próxima Semana Solar (21 al 23 de marzo de 2018). Nos uniremos a esta celebración bianual para alentar a los estudiantes de escuela elemental y intermedia a explorar las maravillas de nuestra estrella más cercana. Read More