Daily Archives: March 22, 2014

Contact!, SETI, the “Wow” Signal of ’77, wild and weird New Mexico

The VLA in tight "D" formation. Three arms of tracks are each 13 miles long. (photo by Ned White)

What is New Mexico, anyway? A kind of sprawling “grand opera” of science, mystery, ancient tradition, and persistent puzzlement – seen through the lenses of wild-eyed physicists, dedicated astronomers, legions of New Agers and light-workers, centuries-old Spanish, Pueblo, and nomadic Indian cultures…