The Arecibo 305-m radio telescope.
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.
Click here for the ARCC pulsar candidate viewer.
Click here for the pulsar tutorial Searching for and Identifying Pulsars.
The ARCC students at F&M are:
If you 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 via video teleconference 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 meetings where the ARCC members from all of the different locations gather in person.
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