A Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of the Very Large Array

Signal to Noise combines motion graphics with time-lapse footage of one of the largest radio astronomy observatories in the world.

Douglas Koke's Signal to Noise combines motion graphics with time-lapse footage of the Very Large Array, one of the largest radio astronomy observatories in the world. Located in New Mexico, the observatory includes 27 antenna, each 25 meters across. The playfully sci-fi graphics and electronic music by Telefon Tel Aviv give the video a futuristic vibe. 

On his Vimeo page, Koke writes: 

The VLA is a legitimately amazing thing to see in person. If you've ever considered making a visit, you should. It's an awe-inspiring feat of human engineering, and the surroundings are gorgeous. Unbelievable skies in New Mexico. I caught some nasty weather, but it was still a great experience. I'm definitely going back!


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For more work by Douglas Koke, visit http://www.site07.com/.

Via the Vimeo HD Channel. 

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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