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December 11, 2020

Episode 261: The Arecibo Collapse: A Devastating Setback for Global Astronomy

A researcher remembers the telescope's importance to the scientific community and reflects on its legacy.

AZSCI 261 Arecibo Arecibo Observatory photo taken in 2010.
David Broad

Arizona Science

The Arecibo Collapse: A Devastating Setback for Global Astronomy

NPR
Episode 261: University of Arizona researcher Mike Nolan

On December 1st, the Arecibo radio telescope observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed. It was the largest instrument of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, and scientists used it to make discoveries across the universe for 57 years.

University of Arizona researcher Mike Nolan worked at Arecibo. He remembers the telescope's importance to the scientific community and reflects on its legacy.

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