The second officer was an officer who was third in command of a starship and who assumed command of the ship when both the captain and first officer were unavailable. It was standard procedure for a Starfleet second officer to accompany the away team.
The National Research Council's Algonquin Radio Observatory (ARO) is one of two major radio astronomy facilities in Canada where scientists study the sun, stars and distant galaxies in wavelengths beyond those of visible light. Begun in 1959, the Observatory is situated deep in Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park, away from manmade interference. The site contains a collection of instruments designed for research in several phases of radio astronomy: an array of 32 parabolic reflectors, each 3m in diameter, scans the [...]