Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
US

Collapse Of Arecibo Telescope Crushing Blow To Space Science, Puerto Ricans

When the world-renowned Arecibo telescope collapsed in December, it was a major setback to astronomers around the world and to the island of Puerto Rico, where it inspired generations of young scientists.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to Daniel Alarcón, New Yorker writer and executive producer of NPR’s “Radio Ambulante,” about what the Arecibo observatory meant to science and to Puerto Ricans.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

US