Posts Tagged ‘Very Large Array’

Very Large Array (VLA) Video

October 1st, 2009
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The Very Large Array (VLA) comprises 27 radio telescopes in a Y pattern spread across the plains of San Agustin 50 miles west of Socorro. The VLA has been used by more astronomers and has been mentioned in more scientific papers than any other radio telescope in the world. Each antenna is an 82-foot diameter dish that weighs 230 tons.

The on-site visitor center and gift shop offers displays and videos that educate about radio astronomy and the VLA telescope, and are open all year from 8:30 a.m. to sunset. A self-guided tour lets visitors explore the antennas up close. (575) 835-7000.

Learn more about visiting the Very Large Array here.

Visiting Pie Town

September 30th, 2009
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Pie Town on U.S. Hwy 60 is visited by a myriad of travelers seeking a more relaxed route as well as hikers and bicyclist’s from around the world traveling the “Great Divide” from Mexico to Canada.

At nearly 8000′ above sea level this western town has a Post Office, a Chiropractic doctor, A VLA (Very Large Array radio telescope), and “Lester Jackson Park” which hosts the Annual Pie Town Festival on the Every second Saturday in September. It is also home to the world reknowned Daily Pie Cafe!

Learn more about visiting Pie Town here.

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