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Observatory Director Francisco Córdova on the Devastating Loss of Arecibo

2 Dec 2020, 16:00 UTC
Observatory Director Francisco Córdova on the Devastating Loss of Arecibo
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Host Mat Kaplan talked with the Arecibo Observatory director just hours before the giant radio telescope came crashing down.The 900-ton instrument platform suspended high above the giant Arecibo dish crashed downward in the early morning hours of December 1st. Host Mat Kaplan had recorded a conversation with the leader of the observatory just hours before the disaster. You’ll hear it here, along with a reflection on the magnificent radio telescope by Bill Nye, and further comments by Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts. We’ve also got space headlines and a brand-new prize for a brand-new space trivia contest. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/1202-2020-francisco-cordova-loss-arecibo-observatory

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