Frequently Asked Questions

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ for short) list attempts to answer general questions about the VLA; a second FAQ that deals with more specific questions about radio astronomy and the role the NRAO plays in it is also available.

Where can I find high resolution photographs of the VLA?

Images of all our telescopes can be found in the image gallery. If you want images made by those telescopes, do the search at the bottom of the page.

What is the closest airport to the VLA?

The nearest airport serving commercial flights is the Albuquerque International Sunport. It is about a two hour drive to the VLA from there.

When are you going to move antennas?

Our configuration change schedule is here but the dates are approximate as the moves are weather dependent. We also move antennas in and out of the Antenna Assembly Building for maintenance, but those moves depend on maintenance and repair schedules and aren't scheduled in advance.

Where can I get a copy of the VLA video?

These and other NRAO merchandise are available at the VLA Gift Shop in DVD and VHS form.

How can I get a job at the VLA?

See our Careers page.

I'm a professional photographer and want to take some photographs from the center of the array. What do I need to do?

First, read our Guidelines for Commercial Photography and Filming the VLA then contact our public information officer at 575-835-7000.

Modified on Thursday, 22-Dec-2011 12:42:50 MST