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The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The observatory is the sole facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), which refers to the observatory, and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University.
Arecibo Observatory radio telescope
Alternative names National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
Named after Arecibo, William E. Gordon.
Location(s) Arecibo, Puerto Rico, US
Coordinates 18°20′39″N 66°45′10″W.
Organization Metropolitan University
National Science Foundation
Universities Space Research Association.
Observatory code 251.
Altitude 497 m (1,631 ft).
Wavelength 3 cm (10.0 GHz)-1 m (300 MHz)
Built 1960–November 1963.
Telescope style Gregorian telescope
Diameter 305 m (1,000 ft 8 in).
Secondary diameter 27 m (88 ft 7 in).
Illuminated diameter 221 m (725 ft 1 in).
Collecting area 73,000 m2 (790,000 sq ft).
Focal length 132.6 m (435 ft 0 in).
Mounting altazimuth mount.
Arecibo Observatory is located in Puerto Rico Arecibo Observatory
Location of Arecibo Observatory
National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic district
Nearest city Arecibo
Area 118 acres (480,000 m2)
Architect Gordon, William E; Kavanaugh, T.C.
Engineer von Seb, Inc., T.C. Kavanaugh of Praeger-Kavanagh, and Severud-Elstad-Krueger Associates. Source: Wikipedia.
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