Wednesday, August 15, 2012

VLBA Tour

Today I had the great privilege of being able to go on a tour of the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope located on Mauna Kea. To be more precise, the VLBA is a set of ten radio telescopes stretching from Mauna Kea to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands that operate as the world's largest interferometer, which means that they observe together to give the sharpest views of any telescope ever (though in radio frequencies, not visible light).

Anyway, this post is simply advance notice for a more full and detailed review which will come in the next few days. It was a really great experience, and I don't have time to write a review to do it justice at the moment. A hui hou!

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