RIP Arecibo Radio Telescope 1963-2020

"controlled decommissioning of the telescope was the only effective answer to avoid catastrophic failure that would threaten the other buildings near the dome"

@fileneed let's find all the movies that featured that telescope!


"It was used as a filming location in
- GoldenEye (1995),
- Species (1995),
- Contact (1997) (based on Carl Sagan's novel of the same name which also featured the observatory),
- The X-Files television episode "Little Green Men".

In 2014, a video art installation piece titled The Great Silence by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla

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