The last thing one would expect to find some 50 miles west of Socorro, a small town in the Rio Grande Valley in south central New Mexico, is a radio astronomical observatory. The Very Large Array (VLA), is situated in the planes of San Augustin, a high altitude (7000ft) sparsely inhabited grassland surrounded by mountain ranges. The VLA is made up of 27 80-foot antennas that can be moved along railway tracks in a Y configuration. Some of the movie Contact was shot there. A stark presence of these mammoth antennas in the middle of nowhere will easily appeal to any photographer. Anyone interested in science and technology should also find a visit very enjoyable.
|Church tower||Church window||Altar||Lady of Guadalupe||Visitor center restroom||Big dish|
|Rear view||Rabbit||Big glass induced hypnosis||Hangar||VLA lines|
|VLA lines||Power is in the numbers||Watching the sky||VLA||Fiery sunset||Fiery sunset|