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The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship, first awarded in 1966, is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. Dr. Haynes started her work in radio astronomy as an intern at the Arecibo Observatory in the summer of 1973, and throughout her career she has used the telescope for her groundbreaking research on the nature and characteristics of the nearby galaxy populations while making significant contributions to the observatory, overseeing instrument upgrades and leading the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey. + Read More


The AO management team would like to cordially invite you all to participate in the "Arecibo Observatory Virtual Town Hall'’ on July 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT. The meeting will open with several status updates about the observatory, then a Q&A session with all the attendees. Read More


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