Monday, March 18, 2013

More on the VLA

The Very Large Array (VLA) was dedicated in 1980.  Astronomers from around the world use it to study objects from our Solar system to the edges of the known Universe, billions of light-years from the earth.  The telescope array consists of 27
230 ton dish antennas that together comprise a single radio telescope system. 


  1. This is so cool! In the other pics, you don't realize how big these things are!

  2. So do the astronomers need to be in that exact area in order to see what they need to see? or can the images be transmitted somewhere else?

  3. Neat!
    Those are really impressive. Is there a museum there too, or do you just go there and observe the observatory?