Arecibo telescope's fall is indicative of global divide around funding science infrastructure

The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.

Raquel Velho, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • conversation
Dec. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Three scientists on what we learned from the Arecibo radio telescope

The Arecibo radio telescope has collapsed but its amazing discoveries will live on.

Karen Masters, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Haverford College • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~8 min

A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomy

Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

Emma Alexander, PhD Candidate in Astrophysics, University of Manchester • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min