- Single Dish Summer School 202220 Dec, 2021
- F Region Electric Field Effects on the Intermediate Layer Dynamics During the Evening Prereversal Enhancement at Equatorial Region Over Brazil16 Dec, 2021
- Announcing a Change in Leadership of the Florida Space Institute16 Dec, 2021
- AO Scientist studies Near-Sun Asteroid 2005 UD polarimetric comparison with asteroids and meteorites15 Dec, 2021
- Near-Earth Asteroid 1999 KW4 Moshup: Planetary Defense Characterization Exercise15 Dec, 2021
- AO Scientist Contribute to European Pulsar Timing Array: Gravitational Wave Background Study15 Dec, 2021
- The Arecibo Observatory’s Big Data Program: Award Winning Preservation of AO’s Historic Dataset15 Dec, 2021
- Topical Symposium: Science and Discoveries at Arecibo Observatory 15 Dec, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory Restarts Radio Astronomy Observations15 Dec, 2021
- Beating the Noise: Arecibo and Green Bank Telescopes Detect Faint Signals from Cold Clouds in our Galaxy15 Dec, 2021
- Abrupt Change in one of the Most Precisely-Time Pulsars14 Dec, 2021
- Air Pollution Concentration Study14 Dec, 2021
- Arecibo Scientists investigate variability of Blazar J1415+132014 Dec, 2021
- Arecibo Observatory at the 239th AAS Meeting14 Dec, 2021
- Detection of the YORP Effect on the contact-binary (68346) 2001 KZ66 from combined radar and optical observations14 Dec, 2021
- AO Radar Data Used to Study NASA Mission Target Asteroid (16) Psyche14 Dec, 2021
With a new vision on efficient operations, services, processes, and a healthier work environment in diverse aspects, the team has been planning, organizing and directing the maintenance, executing repairs, renovating buildings and grounds. Following efficient operation and managerial project management best practices, the Facilities and Operations Team has been very successful in the last couple of months. Some of the Highlights of the Team are the active participation on the AO Salvage Survey Committee, where a key support has been provided identifying, collecting and creating the inventory of the equipment and significant debris resulted from the collapse of the radiotelescope that will served Science, STEM students and SVC future visitors; the advancement on the HF Project; the overall site upkeeps that responds to the environment, health and spirit of each of the AO Staff.
It is key to oversee each of the areas that support the entire operation at Arecibo. The necessary support has been rapidly provided and contracts and agreements has been completed as required. Procedures to improve the daily operation of the site have been created. All can be found at:
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Engineering & Electronics
The HF Project has been moving on an accelerated rhythm accomplishing in record time the relocation of the antenna towers for 5.1MHz configuration, reconstructing the dipoles and constructing and installing the baluns. AO will start testing soon!
Bldg #2 - 3rd Floor: Co-working Space
Bldg #2 - 3rd Floor: Hallway
Our maintenance Team, with a lot of enthusiasm, is keeping and maintaining the AO site in optimal conditions for each of the staff, scientists, students and visitors for the benefit of Science. A bold new vision from the Management Team (MT) on collaborative workplace has been implemented on site. This new era of collaborative workplaces is revolutionizing the way we imagine our work spaces at AO. This type of space, fosters collaborative learning among our scientist and staff and encourages group brainstorming between our diverse staff.
Web post written by Olga Figueroa
Director of Facilities & Operations
Keywords: observatory, arecibo, facilities, improvement, workplace