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National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

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  • The Very Large Array (VLA) is truly an educational experience with the huge radio-telescopes spread out in a "Y" configuration on tracks across the desert landscape. The "barn" is also interesting as ...  more »
  • The Very Large Array (gotta love that name) is very, very interesting for the entire family. This is the observatory collecting and dealing with the radio waves from "Outer Space". There is a small gi...  more »
  • I was quite disappointed. I had come because of my love of science and astronomy. Yes... it is a Very Large array. Although it is only 50 miles from Albuquerque, you should allocate at least 3-4 h to ...  more »
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  • 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.