Affiliate Profile

UMET/Arecibo Observatory Science and Visitors Center

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

The Arecibo Observatory Science and Visitors Center, operated by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, presents informal science education which focuses on the research at the Arecibo Observatory. The Arecibo Observatory is the location of the world's second largest single-dish radio telescope, performing a wide range of astronomical research, including scanning the skies for near-Earth asteroids.