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Message 1920939 - Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 23:47:05 UTC
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The Arecibo radio astronomy observatory will soon be managed and operated by a consortium of universities, headed by the University of Central Florida. The National Science Foundation will cede the facility to UCF on April 1st.

It is proposed to continue Arecibo's current scope of scientific work, with time shared between UCF, NASA, and other observers. The National Science Foundation had previously announced its intention to gradually reduce funding for Arecibo from 8 to 2 million dollars per year, and its search for another institution to take charge of the observatory.

Please find a link, below, to an article, with further information:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/iconic-arecibo-radio-telescope-saved-university-consortium
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Message 1920983 - Posted: 25 Feb 2018, 2:06:06 UTC - in response to Message 1920939.  

This is good news. Congrats to my Alma Mater for taking over the operation of this important scientific instrument.
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