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Explore the wonders of the universe at the world's largest radio telescope located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Here, scientists from throughout the world use the 305 meter dish to gather radio signals from regions of star formation, planets, distant...more
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My family and I visited here when we were staying in Arecibo. The drive through the twisty roads is a little tricky, but not too narrow. Once you park, there is a pretty steep walk uphill and with some steps. It was well worth it!...More
We visited just before the hurricane and learned it may be closed to tourists soon. If you have a chance, the visitor center is worth the trip. Unique exhibits are great for the kids and nerds alike. The students who work there also have interesting...More
Not 5 stars just because in the VIP tour we took, you get the same information that they give you on the video of the general tour (just the museum).
You have 3 choices of tour :
- regular tour $12: visit of the museum...More
The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because I realize not everyone is an astronomy or science geek. However, even if you aren't, this place is extremely impressive if for no other reason it is the largest radio transmitter in the world....More
I have visited Puerto Rico countless times and never visted until now. You will be greeted by the Observatory's fantastic employees. Tours are inexpensive and when you finally see the main feature, its breathtaking. The fact that this structure was constructed was a feat in...More
It's a cool thing to say that you visited the site of one of the scenes from the 1995 Goldeneye James Bond. The drive from Arecibo the city to the observatory is on a narrow 2-way road where locals drive fast, so watch out for...More
Whether you're interested in science or not, I would definitely recommend visiting. it's an amazing creation in a beautiful place. Just being up in the mountains is worth it. There's a normal admission as well as a VIP tour. We did both and I thought...More
As the title says, I'm a bit of an astronomy geek so Arecibo was on my bucket list. However, I do believe there's a little for everyone here. The size of the radio telescope is breathtaking. The museum is informative and easy to digest. We...More
How this device was built is fascinating. I am a physics prof and learned about it! Drive there is a bit steep. But what was built is magnificent. SHAME on NSF cutting the funding! Why it was built and where is a great story. BETTER...More