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Exploring the Very Large Array

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The Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope facility is located in the Plains of San Agustin, just west of Socorro. The VLA comprises twenty-seven 25-meter radio telescopes deployed in a Y-shaped array. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way's center, probed the Universe's cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission. In the summer the array will be in its best configuration (D) that will allow for a close view of all 27 radio telescopes. In this lecture We will be viewing the film Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array with an expert on the scientific finds from the VLA and we will have lunch at Magdalena’s historic buildings and explore the ghost town/mine of Kelly. Price includes lecture, transportation and entry fees.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

CE South Building

MultipleInstructor :
1.Amy Atkins2.Mae Araujo, M.A. 



Registration Closes On
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/21/2018 - 7/21/2018 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map Mae Araujo, M.A.  ; Amy Atkins