Arecibo Observatory Transitions to UCF-Led Management Team, Only the Beginning

Arecibo Observatory Transitions to UCF-Led Management Team, Only the Beginning

When the University of Central Florida took the helm of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on April 1, the university entered a new era.

Built in the 1960s, the observatory continues to make significant contributions to understanding the universe. Scientists from around the world have used it to do everything from monitoring binary pulsars to verifying the existence of gravitational waves. Several scientists at the facility, who are now part of UCF, focus their research on radio astronomy, atmospheric science and planetary science.

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