July 15th Lecture – Learn about the Very Large Array Radio Telescope!

July 15th Lecture – Learn about the Very Large Array Radio Telescope!

July 15th – Learn about the Very Large Array Radio Telescope!

A public lecture, Q&A, and art exhibit on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope will soon occur in Los Alamos.  The Your State of Science Series, hosted by the New Mexico Consortium and ScienceFest/Los Alamos Mainstreet ,and brought to you in partnership with Zia Credit Union, is bringing Professor Patricia Henning, Associate Director for New Mexico Operations, National Radio Astronomy Observatory to Los Alamos.  Prof. Henning will present a public lecture and Q&A on the Very Large Array Radio Telescope at 6:00pm on July 15 at the SALA Los Alamos Event Center.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

The first 75 people attending the lecture will receive a coupon for free admission to visit the telescope, located in central New Mexico on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, approximately 50 miles west of Socorro. Directly after the lecture, at 7:00pm, the SALA Los Alamos Event Center will be showing the film Contact, which features the telescope. Reserve your movie tickets at: sala.losalamos.com/tickets/

Henning is the lead of operations of the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and the Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, New Mexico.

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory manages some of the most important telescopes in our country, helping astronomers solve the mysteries of our Universe. As part of this summer’s Los Alamos ScienceFest, a photo exhibition on the VLA will go up in the windows of the former CB Fox building on Central Avenue in Los Alamos. This art installation will highlight the beauty of space as seen from the Very Large Array, as well as describe future plans for the telescope.

Join us for the July 15th Lecture with Prof. Henning at SALA and learn more about this incredible telescope.

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