VLA First Saturdays
The VLA hosts 45-minute guided tours on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. No reservations are required, simply show up at the VLA Visitor Center 15 or so minutes before the desired tour time. These tours last 45 minutes and take visitors to areas behind-the-scenes at the VLA. Staff and VLA Volunteers are on hand to answer questions. No reservations are required, simply show up at the VLA Visitor Center 30 minutes before the desired tour time.
The First Saturday Tour event culminates in an evening of free Guided Night Sky Telescope Viewing at the Etscorn Observatory on the Campus of NM Tech located in Socorro. The night time event begins at dark and lasts two hours, despite weather conditions, no reservations required.