As scientists explore ideas for the future of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, the investigation into the collapse of its iconic 1,000-foot-wide radio telescope is winding down. In this FedTech article, Managing Principal John Abruzzo notes that the forensics team is examining a number of factors that may have contributed to the structural failure. Thornton Tomasetti served as engineer of record and was part of a team providing investigation and forensic analysis and repair recommendations to the University of Central Florida, which oversees the observatory for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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