New Mexico's 'Very Large Array' Asks the Public for a More Creative Name

 - Oct 17, 2011
References: metousiosis & io9
It's strange that the Very Large Array, the world's biggest and most famous radio telescope, has such a weak, uninspired name. Coinciding with the renovations occuring at the site, the National Science Foundation has sent out a public appeal and is asking for a new, spiffy name for the telescopic site.

The state-of-the-art instruments being installed at the Very Large Array (VLA) are taking the complex beyond its humble, star-gazing duties and giving the embedded researchers new tools to investigate outer space with. So it stands to reason, with bells and whistles being added, that the VLA needs a public appearance facelift, starting with a name change. If you've got an interesting moniker in mind, follow the link below to the National Science Foundation website and submit your suggestion! Remember, though, the contest will end at 23:59 EST on December 1, 2011.