The VLA is one of those things that’s in my “nearly too cool to be real” categories I keep in my head. Back when I started reading Sci Fi in the 1970’s, nothing like this existed. We didn’t even know that radio waves could be used to map the heavens. So, the thought of actually seeing these huge antennas in person made me all giggly.
Well, the place definitely lived up to my excitement level, if you ever have a chance to get out this way, definitely stop in and check out what we’re doing. The VLA may not find ET (that’s not actually what they’re looking for), but they have been able to make some astonishing discoveries over the years.