Very Large Array (VLA)

The Very Large Array (VLA) is one of Planet Earth’s premier astronomical radio observatories. An important component of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the VLA is located in central New Mexico and houses twenty seven 25-meter radio telescopes,...

Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO)

The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) is a space observatory launched on STS-93 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 23, 1999, its mission ongoing to the present day. Designed to detect x-ray emissions from extremely hot regions of space including galaxy...

Sunspot Solar Observatory

As the American Military became increasingly interested in solar physics during the Second World War, the need for a solar observatory became apparent.  Designed for the purpose of studying our planet’s host star, the Sunspot Solar Observatory is an astronomical...