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National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro
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  • If you have a interest in this sort of science, it's worth the scenic drive. It's not crowded! You may learn something. 
  • We went for a night sky photo shoot, a workshop during the Festival of the Cranes. It's not usually open after sunset. Since we wanted go go anyway, even during the day, this was a two-fer. We went in...  more »
  • The Very Large Array is the distribution and periodic redistribution of 27, 82 foot radio receivers which are collectively used to record and process long waved radio waves from space. The supercomput...  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.