Turn in your results by 1:30 pm the afternoon of the telescope tour.

Rules of the scavenger hunts:
        1.   Some questions are labeled (F: first timer) and (R: returnee). First time attendees should focus on the "F" questions; returnees on the "R" ones. Everyone should answer the questions without designations. In all cases, return attendees shall not reveal the answers to first timers until sufficient effort is expended. (And, any bribes must be shared 50:50 will the Scavenger Hunt creators.)
        2.   You may consult any source anywhere but please be sure to indicate where you got your information. And watch out for bad websites! Actually, if you find any mis-information, make a note of it for the blog.

UAT10.01 Scavenger Hunt T: Tour of the Arecibo Telescope

This scavenger hunt will explore some interesting facts and trivia during your tour of the telescope. It is divided into three sections that correspond to the three parts of the tour.

The Platform

T.0   Where is a lost hard hat in the dome located?

T.1   How many people are allowed on the catwalk at one time?

T.2   How many telephones are located on the platform?

T.3   When was the platform repainted? Why was this necessary?

T.4   When was ALFA installed?

T.5   Why is ALFA sometimes covered?

The Dish

T.6   If you run five laps around the dish, about how far have you run?

T.7   What warning sign with a flashing light is posted on the road down to the dish? Why would you want to heed this warning?

T.8   Where are the microphones located that allow you to be serenaded by the coquis while in the control room?

T.9   How many panels comprise the dish?

T.10   The first upgrade of the Arecibo telescope was completed in 1973-1974. What was done to the telescope at that time?

The Control Room/Electronics

T.11   What time standard is used at Arecibo? Why is a time standard important?

T.12   How many WAPPs are there? How many WAPP boxes?

T.13   How many monitors are at the observer's computer?

T.14   How many telescope operators are there?

T.15   What former Norwegian director of NAIC planned the Gregorian upgrade?

T.16   When was RG director of the Arecibo Observatory?

T.17 (R)   What current NASA official was known as Mad Dog when he was a member of the Arecibo bowling team that represented Puerto Rico at a tournament in Panama?

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Last modified: Sun Jan 10 15:05:55 EST 2010 by Martha... (not true! Betsey is responsible/to blame for this scavenger hunt)