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Searching for Aliens

VLA, Very Large Array, New Mexico, Radio Astronomy, Satelite Dishes

The Very Large Array in New Mexico.
As an amateur astronomer, I have a telescope,
I have wanted to see the VLA for years.
I finally made it in August. I spent several
hours there, just staring at the radio telescopes.

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4 responses

  1. How large are the telescopes? Very curious. I ‘d also like to know where they are located in New Mexico? Thanks. I’ll tell you, if the people weren’t so friendly here in Ohio – I’d be packing my bags to return to sunshine! 🙂

    December 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    • The VLA is about an hour west of Socorro, NM where Rte 60 and 52 meet. As for size, they’re 82 feet each in diameter. Here’s a link for some info – http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/groundup/lesson/scopes/vla/ Regarding Ohio, I’m glad things are good for you. I know it’s a big change. I previously said that my brother lived in Akron for a few years. I didn’t want to add that it gets real cold with a lot of snow. One year when I visited with my telescope in the winter, after I set it up, we’d run outside to look through it and run back inside within 2 or 3 minutes. It was that cold.

      December 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      • HA! Yeah, Ya could have mentioned THAT before!!! 🙂 Well it could have been worse, for we could have accepted a position in Alaska or Lithuania. Thanks for your support and have a Merry Christmas my friend. Blessings,

        December 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      • Merry Christmas to you and your family too. (Maybe Lithuania’s warmer?)

        December 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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