National Radio Astronomy Observatory


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but its offices are on the New Mexico Tech campus. The NRAO operates two major radio telescopes based in New Mexico: the Very Large Array (VLA) and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA).

The Very Large Array is made up of 27 radio antennas configured in a "Y-shape" 50-miles west of Socorro, N.M. Each radio antenna is 82-feet (25-meters) in diameter. The data from each antenna is combined to create the resolution of an antenna 22-miles in diameter.

New Mexico Tech faculty and students conduct research using the NRAO facilities. Also, several NRAO scientists hold adjunct faculty positions with New Mexico Tech.