Arecibo Observatory

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A Short Reference to the Bizarre Phenomenon in Puerto Rico

There are several points I want to cover with this somewhat off topic post. I do not ‘ask’ that you believe in ‘little green men’, the paranormal, or any clandestine conspiracy theory. Some of us have witnessed an ‘unexplainable event’, most have not. I’m in that 1st category.

The summer between my 7th and 8th grade, my brothers and I and the neighborhood kids were playing ‘hide and seek’ close to sunset. Sunsets in Alaska come very late in June and July. Anyway, I spotted something streak across the sky, then literally do acrobatic maneuvers for a good 10 minutes… Continue reading

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Arecibo Observatory- A side trip on a detour…

Graphics at the Arecibo Control Center in Puerto Rico

The Largest Radiotelescope on the Planet

The group that runs the facility is- The National Astronomic and Ionosphere Center. That entity is administrated by the Cornell University.

Funding to run the experiments and maintain the Observatory come from many sources, but I can say from first hand that it appears to be efficiently run.  Some of the electrical Control Center gear dates back to the original 1959 installation… that’s the year I started 1st grade!  Their operational premise is- “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  They have systems that predate desktop computers…  newer systems running the old DOS shell.. Continue reading

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