Arecibo Observatory Platform Tour

Ride the Cable Car and explore the focus platform of the largest radio telescope in the world! ¡Da un paseo a teleférico y explore la plataforma del foco del Observatorio de Arecibo, el telescopio más grande del mundo!

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Arecibo Observatory
SETI@home Science Arecibo Observatory has produced a new short (~18 minute) video detailing the history of the observatory, how experiments are conducted and ideas for the future. 세티앳홈 아레시보 전파망원경, 전파천문대에 관한 영상

The World's Largest Radio Telescope / Arecibo Observatory / Puerto Rico
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). This observatory is also called the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, although "NAIC" refers to both the observatory and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University. The observatory's 1,000 ft (305 m) radio telescope is the world's largest single-aperture telescope. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, aeronomy, and radar astronomy. Scientists who want to use the telescope submit proposals that are evaluated by an independent scientific board. The telescope has made appearances in motion picture and television productions and got more recognition in 1999 when it began to collect data for the SETI@home project. It has been listed on the American National Register of Historic Places beginning in 2008. It was the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of October 3, 2008. The center was named an IEEE Milestone in 2001. JOIN VSP GROUP PARTNER PROGRAM:

Save The Last Great Telescope
The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope and the world's largest land-based movable structure. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) site at Green Bank, West Virginia, USA. NRAO is located in the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000 mile zone where all radio transmissions are either limited or banned outright, to help the telescope function properly. With the growing popularity of radio-array telescopes, the GBT may end up being the last single-dish telescope of its kind built in the world. Motherboard traveled to this remote part of West Virginia to investigate one of the last remaining vestiges of single dish big science and the people who are fighting for it. On August 16, 2012, A committee appointed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recommended that the Green Bank Telescope be fully divested from its inventory by 2017. To find out how to help go to: Read the more here: SPACED OUT - produced by Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: Twitter: Check out the first episode of Spaced Out: Subscribe for new videos everyday: Check out our full video catalog: Videos, daily editorial and more: Like VICE on Facebook: Follow VICE on Twitter: Read our tumblr:

On the Road in Puerto Rico: Arecibo - Science Theater 42
The first in a new series of videos, we go "on the road" to check out interesting science locations. First up, Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico. The largest single-aperture telescope in the WORLD! Since it's "on the road", the videography isn't exactly top-notch, but it should improve with time. Let me know what you think in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe!