Monday, October 17, 2011

Name That Observatory 

Here is an interesting bit of science PR -- bestowing a new name on an old observatory that has  been modernized.  It seems the old name -- Very Large Array -- no longer befits the facility with its new electronics and upgraded antennae.  So, now the operation is looking for something jazzier.  One could have fun with it, I suppose, but in the end Very Large Array is still probably the best description of white dishes spread across the desert.  There is even an entry form -- right here, if you are interested.


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