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Welcome to the Very Long Baseline Array!

Image of the VLBA

The VLBA is a system of ten radio-telescope antennas,each with a dish 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighing 240 tons. From Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the VLBA spans more than 5,000 miles, providing astronomers with the sharpest vision of any telescope on Earth or in space. Dedicated in 1993, the VLBA has an ability to see fine detail equivalent to being able to stand in New York and read a newspaper in Los Angeles. An overview of the VLBA briefly describes its equipment and design.

  VLBA Publications
Read about the fundamentals of radio astronomy.
Take a virtual tour of the antenna sites.
NEW! Tour the VLBA signal path.
Take a tour of the Array Operations Center.
Check out the weather at the VLBA sites.

Modified on Thursday, 25-Jul-2013 16:34:47 MDT