Advocacy and Outreach Committee

Mission

We work to advocate for the future of the Arecibo Observatory and share its unparalleled scientific and cultural impact with scientific communities, policy and decision makers, community leaders, and the general public alike.

Tasks
Facilitate and participate in government and community advocacy
Organize, facilitate, and track special sessions, workshops, and AO-related outreach events
Collate Public lectures and articles written about AO

Activities
- Proposed congressional Resolution
- Meetings with government and OSTI representatives
- Congressional panel in DC with BUDPR and congressional visit in Puerto Rico.
- Letters to congresspeople to put AO in the Innovation act bill.
- AIP Venture Fund Proposal.
- AAS Plenary Talk, Hector Arce, Jan 2022
- AAS AO Special Session 1 - AO REU Program
- AAS AO Special Session 2 - AO EPO Panel
- Letters to NSHP, SACNAS, NSBP to solicit support for AO
- Articles about AO