The Very Large Array: I've kind of grown fond of this name.
The Very Large Array: I've kind of grown fond of this name.Courtesy VLA, NRAO
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is seeking the public's help in renaming the gaggle of synchronized antennas in New Mexico presently known as the Very Large Array (VLR). The massive radio telescope has recently been updated with new state-of-the-art electronics, and the NRAO has decided the new scientific facility deserves a new name, too. So, here's your chance to become a part of astronomical history. You have until 11:59PM December 1, 2011 to enter your suggestion, and the winning new moniker will be announced at the American Astronomical Society's meeting in Austin, Texas on January 10, 2012. Click here for details and a link to the entry form. Good luck!

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