Students learn to operate large radio telescope in Puerto Rico

For about 20 hours over 2 1/2 days, University of North Georgia (UNG) students Joseph Froetschel, Suzy Steel and Lani Chastain helmed the world's second-largest single-dish radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

It is an experience not open to many, said Dr. Allison Smith, part-time faculty in physics and astronomy at UNG.

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