Where is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory? The NRAO headquarters is located on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Can you visit the Very Large Array? The VLA. Socorro, New Mexico is the home of our Very Large Array (VLA), where visitors are welcome and encouraged! The VLA includes a visitor center with a theater, science exhibits, a gift shop, and an outdoor self-guided walking tour that takes you right to the base of one of the telescopes!
Is the VLA still operating? The Very Large Array is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
What does the VLA do? The Very Large Array is the most versatile, widely-used radio telescope in the world. It can map large-scale structure of gas and molecular clouds and pinpoint ejections of plasma from supermassive black holes.