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visibility3miles
16th Oct 2011, 07:53
This could be fun:

BBC News - Very Large Array telescope in public call for new name (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15307169)

Name the Array (http://www.nrao.edu/namethearray/)

Buster Hyman
16th Oct 2011, 08:11
.....Trevor?

iws
16th Oct 2011, 08:49
Whooaarr!!

sirwa69
16th Oct 2011, 11:19
Raymond :}

RegDep
16th Oct 2011, 11:26
Reginald . . .

Storminnorm
16th Oct 2011, 11:29
VLAdimir????

Solid Rust Twotter
16th Oct 2011, 11:39
Custard (Afrikaans word for it is vla.)

DX Wombat
16th Oct 2011, 13:26
Neighbourhood Watch?
Big Brother?

Flash2001
16th Oct 2011, 13:54
BFA? Short for Big Antenna!

After an excellent landing etc...

racedo
16th Oct 2011, 14:17
Dave....................real name Rodney.

Rollingthunder
16th Oct 2011, 15:26
Big ears.........

Storminnorm
16th Oct 2011, 15:33
You couldn't call it Prince Charles, could you??

blue up
16th Oct 2011, 15:38
Hip-hip Array?

tony draper
16th Oct 2011, 16:04
Sky Sniffer.:rolleyes:

Parapunter
16th Oct 2011, 16:06
Farnsworth H.

hellsbrink
16th Oct 2011, 16:10
Zebedee

Because what they do there is magic, in a roundabout sort of way

DX Wombat
16th Oct 2011, 16:53
:ok: Hellsbrink, that's a clever one. :D I like it. :)
What about "Smiley" as in the Smiley of John le Carre's spy stories?

FLCH
16th Oct 2011, 16:56
John Holmes Memorial Very Large Array ??

liam_1
16th Oct 2011, 20:30
freeform - iArray

Prefix - Check Out My Very Large Array

:cool:

Loose rivets
16th Oct 2011, 22:24
Time: The Infinitesimally Meticulous Extrapolator

Arm out the window
16th Oct 2011, 23:06
Array for me!

Yerkilt, as in 'Here's looking up - Yerkilt'.

The Eastern Bloc Beauty Pageant - a line up of big, well built dishes.

Anne Tanner

Buster Hyman
17th Oct 2011, 00:50
Deep Thought?

DavidGeorge
17th Oct 2011, 01:13
Array Stotal

Slasher
17th Oct 2011, 02:51
FLAD - Fcuking Large Array of Dishes

Avtrician
17th Oct 2011, 10:49
Wodger.....

Parapunter
17th Oct 2011, 11:08
Array Redknapp.

Storminnorm
17th Oct 2011, 11:10
Dunnee manage Totem Humm???

Ancient Observer
17th Oct 2011, 11:11
Didn't he follow on from

Ivor Biggun?

sitigeltfel
17th Oct 2011, 12:23
Forty-two.



Phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy)

racedo
17th Oct 2011, 22:20
BSD......................Big Swinging............

Solid Rust Twotter
18th Oct 2011, 06:24
BFORT pronounced Beaufort.

Big Frikk Off Radio Thingy.

Arm out the window
18th Oct 2011, 09:37
Hip Hip Array.

MagnusP
18th Oct 2011, 10:31
FDTA - Fewer Dishes Than ALMA.

ALMA (http://www.almaobservatory.org/)

Carry0nLuggage
18th Oct 2011, 11:19
Rick - As in "Here's looking at you, (kid)"