Very Large Array

GB66-02826_vla-site-search-feb1966.jpg

Description

February 1966 on the Plains of St. Augustin, in the general area of the future intersection of the VLA arms. On the left is Cam Wade, and on the right is Max Small, both from NRAO. In the center is Robert Weber, a geologist with the NM Bureau of Mines in Socorro, who was very knowledgeable about the geology of the Plains of San Augustin, and was hugely helpful to the VLA project. Around his neck, Wade has the Finnish forester's compass that he used to check out all the potential VLA sites and to do the initial layout for the array.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Location

Start Date

1966-02

Historical Negative #

GB66-02826

Date Negative Added

1966-02-24

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

VLA Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Very Large Array,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed May 22, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/29826.