The Arecibo 305-m radio telescope in Puerto Rico.
Bringing the world's largest radio telescope to the F&M campus.
Room: Hackman 226 (view the live
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.
The ARCC students at F&M are:
If you are an F&M student interested in joining the ARCC program, please contact Froney Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss.
The ARCC program uses the following radio telescopes:
We are one of several ARCC centers around the country. The others are:
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.
Mon 5:00-6:00 p.m. (all teams meet together)
Tue 4:30-5:00 p.m. (Dan's team)
Tue 5:00-5:30 p.m. (Ben's team)
Wed 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Rachel's team)
Fri 4:30-5:00 p.m. (Faisal's team)
Other events for F&M ARCC students to attend:
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