Sunday, March 7, 2010

Observatorio de Arecibo

The Arecibo Observatory is one of the neatest places I've ever been! Today we drove through the dense, jungle-y Puerto Rican countryside, over narrow, curvy roads, to what seemed like the middle of nowhere... and all of a sudden the world's largest single radio telescope appeared! Very cool. The telescope was built in the early 60's and is still used today, to record and study radio waves from outer space as well as from our atmosphere. The interpretive centre was great; it was pretty much overflowing with information and exhibits. Of course I could have stood on the viewing platform all day, as I found the massive structure to be fascinating! I highly recommend checking it out if you are ever in PR.
Later this afternoon we stopped in Barceloneta at a giant outlet mall... my friend Toni would be drooling!! But we only just wandered around, we didn't actually buy anything. And this evening we are hanging out in downtown San Juan... in the rain.
Anyhow, tomorrow we head home, back to what's left of winter! By the looks of the Central Alberta forecast though, the temps aren't even half bad. So we'll see ya all soon!

1 comment:

Doreen_Keith said...

Nice I see you are home now welcome back. I don't have to ask if U had a good time the pics and text tell it all.ENJOY THE REST OF WINTER!!!!!