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