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National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro
Categories: Observatories, Museums
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A short detour on our drive from El Paso to Flagstaff got us here. Well worth the change of road route with spectacular scenery, long straight roads and a lot of radio astronemy dishes. Very interesti... read more »
Located about 40 minutes from Socorro, this is a must see. We visited during one of their open houses so there was no entrance fee. We took both the guided and self guided tours. The gift shop is well... read more »
Awesome experience. We will return when the tour is offered and we have sufficient energy to take it. That said, the visitor's center gives an excellent overview that explains how these telescopes are... read more »
This is the administrative and scientific center building. The actual antennas are 45 miles west near the intersection of US 60 and New Mexico Highway 52. I don't know why there's pictures of the dishes here. You can't locate sensitive radio receivers in a city.
Well, we drove to the address given, and it was a shipping building. We even drove through the golf course to see if we could see it from behind, nope, nice golf course. Never did find the Radio Observatory. Disappointed we just continued on our journey.
This is the Jansky Very Large Array. It is run by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which has offices nation-wide, including in Socorro, NM.
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