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Marin wrote:

I am trying to find out where exactly the Very Large Array is, but all I can come up with is that it is near Socorro, New Mexico. Do you know where it is exactly? 

Astronomer William Georgevich replies:

The VLA, scene of the movie Contact, is west of Socorro on the road towards Datil and PieTown on the Plains of San Augustine - the most deserted part of New Mexico. Take Hwy. 60 West from Socorro about 45 miles to the intersection of Road 52 and Hwy 60 and follow the signs.  Believe me once you get there you won't miss it.

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