Arecibo Observatory

In November 2006 I attended a meeting at the Arecibo Observatory. The following are some pictures of the telescope and its locale.


Part of the primary mirror, seen from the Visitor's Center



The prime focus



The prime focus from the control room



Racks and racks of electronics




The tram to the focus



The mirror from above




The geodesic dome houses the 2 MW radar transmitter



The mirror from the radar transmitter




The focus support



Astronomers on the catwalk



The control buildings and the Atlantic Ocean



The focus track



The 400 MHz antenna



The detectors at the telescope focus





The long walkway back