VLA (Very Large Array)

Monday morning greetings to all!

It was good to be back in Peoria this past week and to be able to get caught up on a bunch of stuff at the studio and the house! Only being home four days out of the last six weeks isn’t a lot of time to keep up on things!!!

VLA (Very Large Array) is one of those places that’s not on the way to anywhere. If you want to see it, you’ve got to make the effort becuase it’s out in the middle of New Mexico 50 miles from nowhere. It’s 27, 230 ton radio telescopes that are looking deep into space to see what’s out there! The whole complex is pretty spread out and when you see these telescopes off in the distance, it’s very cool! When I got there, I was amazed to see these giant telescopes being put through their paces. It’s amazing to see these massive pieces of hardware moving so precisely and also in unison! The best part of this is that it’s free to check it out and it’s a very interesting place. Here’s a link for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory with all kinds of great information about the facility and their mission. http://www.vla.nrao.edu/

It’s time to run, but I hope that you have a great week as always!!!!


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