Parabiloc dishes, Very Large Array - New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne
N 34° 04.402 W 107° 37.357
13S E 257983 N 3773395
Quick Description: Learn about how soundwaves are bouncing at these discs at the Very Large Array in New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2020 12:49:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM1392M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
At the self guided trail at the Very large array center you will find these two parabolic dishes. When standing in front of one of the dishes you can clearly hear someone speaking even from a far distance.
Scientific Principle(s) being demonstrated:
Lear about how soundwaves are being reflected /bouncing over distance and reinforced by the disc.

Briefly explain if the experiment was effective for you. Could it have been better?:
When I visited the center alone a familiy helped me demonstrating it by speaking very quietly aprox 165 feet away. I could clearly hear what they were saying as if they were standing right next to me.

When is the apparatus/experiment available to the public:
During opening hours of the visitor center: Site Open: 8:30am – Sunset daily First Saturday Tours: 11am, 1pm, 3pm Third Saturday Tours: 11 am, 1pm, 3pm At the moment (Oct 2020) the center is closed dur to the corona situation.

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