National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

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  • This, the VLA location, is an important astronomical site and was a filming location for Contact and 2010: The Year We Make Contact. It is a site to behold especially when the 27 dishes/antennas are i...  more »
  • About a 45 minute drive from Socorro is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory featuring 27 of these HUGE radio antennas. Stop in, watch the 23 minute video, narrated by Jodie Foster, and learn what...  more »
  • Have you seen the movie Contact with Jodie Foster?? She narrates the short movie at the Very Large Arrays (VLA). The gift shop was pretty neat with a lot of interesting items and the lady was very nic...  more »

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