The Arecibo 305-m radio telescope.

Arecibo Remote Command Center (ARCC) at F&M

Bringing the world's largest radio telescope to the F&M campus.

Room: Hackman 226 (view the live webcam)
Phone: 717-291-3885

The Arecibo Remote Command Center (ARCC) allows F&M students to use the Arecibo radio telescope and other premier observatories around the world for research projects. The students operate the telescope remotely from F&M and are primarily involved in searching the Galaxy for radio pulsars and timing those pulsars. ARCC students also search the data collected using a pulsar candidate viewer to identify new radio pulsars. These pulsars are then confirmed and further studied.

Click here for the ARCC pulsar candidate viewer.

Click here for the pulsar tutorial Searching for and Identifying Pulsars.

Click here for a PDF copy the Astronomy Research Application for Summer 2015 (due Fri Dec 19 at 5:00 p.m.).

ARCC Students

The ARCC students at F&M are:

* indicates a new member for this semester.

If you are an F&M student interested in joining the ARCC program, please contact Froney Crawford (fcrawfor@fandm.edu) to discuss.

ARCC Telescopes

The ARCC program uses the following radio telescopes:

ARCC Centers

We are one of several ARCC centers around the country. The others are:

ARCC Meetings and Events

The ARCC teams from the different centers meet weekly to discuss science, present progress on research activity, and plan upcoming observing and data analysis tasks.

Other events for F&M ARCC students to attend:

There are also occasional gatherings where ARCC members from all locations meet in person.

ARCC Photos and Twitter Feed