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Jan. 11th, 2012 09:40 am Attention: beamjockey - Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array

Bill (a.k.a beamjockey) - have you heard this?

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Very much the same

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

While getting a new name, the Very Large Array telescope gets to keep its old.

Call it the "Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array."

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Full Article: http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/01/11/news/very-much-the-same.html

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From:beamjockey
Date:January 11th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
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No, thanks for the tip! This is great news. It's about time the guy had a major instrument named for him. Although "KGJVLA" is going to be a mouthful. And everyone who has the habit of referring to it as the VLA probably won't stop, even though it's had a major upgrade.

When I gave my Reber talk at the Rotary Club in Wheaton, I met a cousin of Jansky's. Lot of engineers in that family.