Dedication of the VLA

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Description

Dedication of the VLA, October 1980. Left to right on platform: Ron Ekers [NRAO Associate Director for VLA Operations], Robert E. Hughes [AUI President-Elect], Carl Heiles [UC Berkeley, speaker for the scientific community], Harrison (Jack) Schmitt [New Mexico Senator], Donald N. Langenberg [NSF Acting Director], Bruce King [Governor of New Mexico], Frank Johnson [assistant director for AAEO], Morton S. Roberts [NRAO Director], John Slaughter [NSF Director-Designate], and Frank Press [President's Science Advisor] at the podium. Also on the podium, but hidden either in the second row or behind the podium, were Pete Domenici [New Mexico Senator], Manny Lujan [New Mexico Congressman], Lew Branscomb [National Science Board], David S. Heeschen [former NRAO Director], Don Cooke [AUI Board of Trustees Chair], Jack Lancaster [VLA Project manager, and Gerald F. Tape [outgoing AUI President]. Dr. Tape's tenure as president ended at the conclusion of the dedication ceremony.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

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Type

Still Image

Identifier

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Location

Start Date

1980-10-10

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Notes

VLA Construction Slide 80-10-11

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

VLA Unit

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Dedication of the VLA,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/3874.