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The New Arecibo Message

posted Oct 28, 2018, 7:47 PM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 7:48 PM ]
The Arecibo Message is almost 45 light years away on its voyage to the M13 Star Cluster. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA.

In 1974, a set of ones and zeros were combined into the famous Arecibo Message that was sent from Earth to any possible extraterrestrial civilizations, telling them our address in the Solar System and a little bit of our nature. Now, 45 years later, the Arecibo Observatory is creating a global challenge to construct a new Arecibo Message.

The Arecibo Observatory is celebrating 55 years of scientific discoveries and innovative hard work. To salute the observatory incredible history and embrace its bright future, a week-long event #AOWeek will be hosted at its Angel Ramos Foundation - Science & Visitor Center starting October 29th, 2018.

The event will be open to the public with a combination of virtual, on-site and off-site outreach activities aiming to engage both the world-wide scientific community as well as the general public with the important contribution of the Arecibo Observatory. The schedule and registration for the activities are available on the event website.

The Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is part of the scientific organizing committee of the New Arecibo Message. More details about the #NewAreciboMessage global challenge will be provided during the #AOWeek event.

Media Contacts
  • Ricardo Correa, Communications and Public Relations Officer, Arecibo Observatory, T. 787-878-2612, x. 615.
  • José L. Soto Colón, Enlace de Prensa y la Comunidad, UPR Arecibo.
The content of the original Arecibo Message explained. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo