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Scientists Bring Low Frequency, 'First Light' to the Jansky Very Large Array

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists from the Radio Astrophysics and Sensing Section of the Remote Sensing Division in conjunction with radio astronomers and engineers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Socorro, N.M., achieve "First Light" image, May 1, 2012, at frequencies below 1-gigahertz (GHz) on the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA).
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 Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array rededication ceremony at the VLA site in New Mexico on March 31, 2012.



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The managers of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory heard you loud and clear, you who think "Very Large Array" is a just fine name for the Very Large Array.
But they did tinker just a bit. In an announcement this evening in Austin, they official dubbed New Mexico/s most famous observatory the "Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array".

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Iconic Telescope Renamed to Honour Founder of Radio Astronomy

The world's most famous radio telescope will become the "Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array" to honour the founder of radio astronomy, the study of the Universe via radio waves naturally emitted by objects in space. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announced the new name for the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) at the American Astronomical Society's meeting in Austin, Texas. The new name will become official at a rededication ceremony at the VLA site in New Mexico on March 31.
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Very Large Array telescope in public call for new name

One of the world's most famous radio telescope facilities needs a new name - and ideas are wanted.
The Very Large Array (VLA) is a bank of radio telescopes in New Mexico, US, and has appeared in a number of films including Contact and Independence Day.
The array has been undergoing a radical upgrade of its electronics since 2001.
To celebrate the project's finish, the observatory that runs the array wants to rename it - and is asking the public to submit ideas.

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Very Large Array's (VLA) 31st Birthday on the 10th October, 2011.



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If you have ever driven down U.S. Highway 60 between Datil and Magdalena, you have no doubt noticed lots of huge satellite dishes stretching across the prairie and wondered what they are for. Well, no, some rancher does not have a great television selection, they are actually antennas and part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array.
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VLA To Open For Public Tours Saturday Afternoon
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is sponsoring its semiannual Very Large Array open house Saturday to coincide with the open house at Trinity Site.
VLA astronomers and staff members will lead tours between noon and 4 p.m.

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