TRAVELOG: Petroglyphs, an Atomic Cannon and Prehistoric Cliff Dwellings

Over the weekend, visited a variety of places. Friday night, right after work, I picked up and headed out to the NRAO Very Large Array in Socorro, NM. I’d wanted to check this place out for years, as well as eventually wanting to travel to Puerto Rico see the enormous reflector array at the Arecibo Observatory. At least that’s one crossed off my list. I Arrived at the Array with plenty of sunlight to spare, which was what I was hoping for – access to the facility closes after sundown. On the highway in, the dishes look like little dots on the horizon that slowly get larger as you get closer to the array itself. Pulled in to the Visitor’s center, then took the walking trail out to the antennas…

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