The Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
The Observatory of Arecibo is the largest radio telescope on earth. It is used by astronomers from all over the world to study the space. As soon as you arrive at the facilities of the observatory you will have to walk a hill about 10 minutes, so you should wear comfortable cloth. In the entrance there is an exhibition of astronomy discoveries. Here you will be able to make experiments that will help you understand astronomy’s principles. There is an auditorium where you can see a 20-minute film that shows the story of a normal day in the observatory. After the film, you will see the radio telescope in action. The observatory is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, except high season (June 1 - July 31 and December 15 - January 15 when it opens Monday to Sunday). The observatory has an admission fee of $12 per adult and $8 per child.