Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory information

Location
Around San Juan , Puerto Rico
Telephone
+1 787 878 2612
Getting there
Car:
More information
www.naic.edu
Prices
adult/child/senior $4/2/2
Opening hours
noon-4pm Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, Sun & most holidays
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The Puerto Ricans reverently refer to it as ‘El Radar.’ To everyone else it is simply the largest radio telescope in the world. Resembling an extraterrestrial spaceship grounded in the middle of karst country, the Arecibo Observatory looks like something out of a James Bond movie – probably because it is (007 aficionados will recognize the saucer-shaped dish and craning antennae from the 1995 film Goldeneye ).