Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Arecibo Gone in 2011?
The New York Times has reported that the Arecibo radio telescope may be closed down in 2011 due to financial issues unless other sources of funding be obtained by the National Science Foundation. The Big Ear, as the radio telescope is known, is the most powerful radio telescope in the world, and is used by, among others, the SETI@Home project. Current astronomy projects being done in the facility may also be curtailed as Arecibo's budget may also be cut by 25% in the next three years.