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The World's Largest Radio Telescope† The Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope on the Plains of San Augustin, 50 mi. west of Socorro,
New Mexico. Dedicated Oct. 1980, it remains the premier astronomical instrument in the world for radio astronomy.
the world's largest multi-element image synthesis phased array interferometer
Arecibo is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope
The NRAO 300-foot Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest steerable single-dish radio telescope
My backyard 18MHz Jupiter L-burst antenna is one of the world's smallest radio telescopes.
My back yard QRP ham radio
antennas are even smaller!
73, Paul NA5N
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope
Socorro, New Mexico
NRAO personal webpages for
Paul Harden (NA5N), FE Lab
Run mouse over photo
Photo courtesy Jeff Goldin
New security measures in place.
VLA being protected by Imperial Stormtroopers
Photos of the Very Large Array
Photos of the EVLA construction
Moving a VLA antenna
Legacy photos of the VLA
Pencil sketches of the old
VLA RIP - the last VLA antenna
The Great Hailstorm of 2004
NRAO 50th Anniversary
Rededication to the Pete
Domenci Array Operation Center
B-17 bombs VLA East arm
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