The Arecibo Radio Telescope (Arecibo) has made amazing findings that would otherwise have remained undiscovered. Yet, Arecibo’s inception is shrouded in mystery: unknown is the true story behind its creation, secret for all these years. Until now.
In his final book, Helias Doundoulakis demystifies Arecibo for the novice, from dreams to drawings. The chronological account of the iconic telescope is made plain for all to see, which spanned six decades. Read how his brother, George Doundoulakis, undertook its conception and fielding, finally winning patent rights for his brother Helias, CIA director William Casey, and Gus Michalos. Follow the inseparable brothers on their journey of courage, inspiration, and brilliance that advanced the design of Arecibo and inspired generations of space scientists for years to come.