Statement on impact of Hurricane Maria on Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo staff hold up a Puerto Rico flag with the telescope array in the background.With winds of 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico Sept. 20. The eye of the storm passed over Arecibo Observatory, which is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by SRI International, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), and Universidad Metropolitana (UMET).
While Arecibo Observatory suffered some damage, initial indications are that the damage was less severe than might have been expected from a storm ... More at
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