|The Very Large Array - My Photos, Video And Directions
The Very Large Array is one of those places that you must see if you are a lover of astronomy.
Located in the isolated
lands of western New Mexico, this group of large antennas seem so surreal ... it feels like
they're on another planet.
I first saw the Very Large Array in 2008 as I was biking across America. On that day,
I rode from Datil to Socorro,
and they made quite an impression on me. Four years later, I had time to take the walking tour,
browse the visitor center and take a number of photos that are shown on this page.
I highly recommend the Very Large Array, especially if science interests
you and you're in the vicinty of Socorro, New Mexico.
Directions: From Socorro, travel west on U.S. Highway 60. Drive through the town of Magdalena.
Continue on U.S. Highway 60 until you reach the wide open plains, and you can't miss the Very Large Array telescopes on the left. Follow the signs to the entrance.
(If you reach Datil, you've gone too far.)
Photos and commentary by Steve Garufi. Facebook -