- Leter from Dr. Julie Brisset (Principal Investigator of the Arecibo Observatory)13 Sep, 2022
- Arecibo Deputy Principal Scientist to Explore the Cosmos with the JWST02 Sep, 2022
- Letter from the Director22 Aug, 2022
- Piercing through the Clouds of Venus with Arecibo Radar17 Aug, 2022
- Summer greetings from the Facilities and Operations Team!17 Aug, 2022
- Arecibo Observatory at the Small Bodies Assessment Group12 Aug, 2022
- Meet the 2022 Arecibo Observatory REU students!11 Aug, 2022
- Meet Luis R. Rivera Gabriel, Research Intern in the Planetary Radar Group09 Aug, 2022
- Updates from the 2022 CEDAR Workshop in Austin, TX09 Aug, 2022
- Insights into the AAS Conference from AO Analyst Anna McGilvray08 Aug, 2022
- American Astronomical Society’s 240th Meeting: Plenary Lecture Building the Future of Radio Science with the Arecibo Observatory by Dr. Héctor Arce. 28 Jul, 2022
- TRENDS 202227 Jul, 2022
- Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science 27 Jul, 2022
- The Arecibo Observatory: An Engine for Science and Scientists in Puerto Rico and Beyond27 Jul, 2022
- Cryogenic Frontend work for the 12m telescope entering phase II21 Jul, 2022
- Remote Optical Facility Updates20 Jul, 2022
Byadmin27 July 2022 Conference
The Arecibo Science Advocacy Partnership (ASAP) hosted a splinter meeting on the third day of the 240th American Astronomical Society conference titled: The Arecibo Observatory: An Engine for Science and Scientists in Puerto Rico and Beyond.
The meeting was focused on Education and Public Outreach programs at the Arecibo Observatory and their positive world-wide impact.
The Director of AO, Francisco Córdova, started the meeting with a “beautiful and hopeful” overview talk, according to Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, one of the organizers of the splinter meeting and chair of the ASAP Advocacy and Outreach Committee.
The first panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Lloyd-Ronning, featured former STAR Academy student Viviana Vélez and former AO REU student Thankful Cromartie who shared the impact that their experience at AO has had on their careers and their lives in general.
The second panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Marcel Agüeros and featured the Director of AO’s Science & Visitor Center Dr. Carlos Padín and preeminent postdoctoral researcher Dr. Allison Smith, who provided in-depth descriptions of the ongoing Education and Public Outreach programs at the observatory and that they hope to continue running well into the future.
The splinter meeting ended with ASAP Board President Héctor Arce providing the group with motivational words to encourage everyone to continue advocating for the Arecibo Observatory, which has had an incredible educational impact on so many in Puerto Rico and around the world.
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