Whitepaper #344 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: other basic research; ground-based missions/projects; research tools and infrastructure.
Arecibo excelled in three separate, major scientific areas, planetary science, space and atmospheric sciences, and astronomy. We envision a new, unparalleled facility, We present a concept for the Next Generation Arecibo Telescope (NGAT) — an innovative combination of a compact, phased array of dishes on a steerable plate-like structure.