Monday, October 17, 2011
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.