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News Release 20-010
NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns
November 19, 2020
Following a review of engineering assessments that found damage to the Arecibo Observatory cannot be stabilized without risk to construction workers and staff at the facility, the U.S. National Science Foundation will begin plans to decommission the 305-meter telescope, which for 57 years has served as a world-class resource for radio astronomy, planetary, solar system and geospace research.