- 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
- A Parkes “Murriyang” Search for Pulsars and Fast Transients in the Large Magellanic Cloud 11 Jul, 2022
- A Comparison of Multiphase Magnetic Field Tracers in a High Galactic Latitude Region of the Filamentary Interstellar Medium 11 Jul, 2022
- The First Observation of Additional Ionospheric Layers Over Arecibo Using an Incoherent Scatter Radar11 Jul, 2022
- Decoding the star forming properties of gas-rich galaxy pairs11 Jul, 2022
- Crater Ejecta Across Maxwell Montes, Venus, and Possible Effects on Future Rock Type Measurements 11 Jul, 2022
- On Single-pulse Energies of Some Bright Pulsars Observed at 1.7 GHz11 Jul, 2022
- Probing the Local Interstellar Medium with Scintillometry of the Bright Pulsar B1133 + 16 11 Jul, 2022
- Arecibo Celebrates National Engineers Week 06 Apr, 2022
- The Arecibo Observatory at the Upcoming 240th American Astronomical Society Meeting06 Apr, 2022
- The Arecibo Observatory Survey Salvage Committee Report06 Apr, 2022
- Facilities and Operations Update06 Apr, 2022
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