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The Arecibo Observatory will conduct the Single Dish Summer School between May 16th - 20th, 2022.

We are excited to welcome participants in person at Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico! There will also be an option for full virtual participation.

The school will entail a series of useful lectures geared toward an introduction to the fundamentals of single dish radio astronomy as well as a variety of hands-on, guided research projects that make use of the 12-m radio antenna at AO and the extensive AO data archive.


Image credit: NASA

Riley McGlasson, a 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer student at the Arecibo Observatory, published a detailed study of the asteroid 1981 Midas in the Planetary Science Journal. The analysis combined radar data from the Arecibo Observatory and NASA’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex with optical data from telescopes across the world to provide a comprehensive mathematical description of the asteroid’s shape, its spin rate, its orientation in space, and the gravitational slopes across its surface. + Read More