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UCF Marks 1st Year at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

Facility’s staff has helped international scientists do their work in planetary science, space and atmospheric science, and radio astronomy. BY ZENAIDA KOTALA | APRIL 5, 2019 UCF celebrates its first anniversary this month of operating the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory is the first national research center that UCF has led. It is home to …

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“Pluto – Never Forget”: FSI-led work tops UCF research findings of 2018

Pluto was demoted from a planet in 2006 according to the definition of a planet set by the International Astronomical Union, after discussion and voting from astronomers and planetary scientists from all over the world. However, the controversy of this move is far from over. FSI’s Philip Metzger is challenging the reclassification, with a literature …

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UCF Celebrates Arecibo Observatory’s 55th Anniversary

The Arecibo Observatory officially opened on November 1, 1963 in Puerto Rico. Next week, on-site and off-site activities are planned to celebrate Arecibo Observatory’s 55thanniversary and the important scientific contributions it has been involved in. On October 29th, UCF will host Dr. Kristen Jones, a post-doctoral researcher from the Arecibo Observatory to discuss her path …

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