During years I have been wondering who may be interested in such a domain hack as THE.CAT. So when I read that the VLA was looking for a now name I suggested THE.CAT.
I imagine that it would seem a bit crazy to suggest this name for the VLA so here I give some reasons to chose it!
– It is very easy to remember worldwide
– It is a name related to the Internet, so to the time when this new VLA begins its new life.
– The cats see things that human are not able to see. As radio telescopes.
. The cats are known for its curiosity. The radio telescopy is born of curiosity.
– It could have the website THE.CAT as a redirecting page to the telescope page!
– T.H.E coud stand for THE HIGH EYES.
Anyway, if you want to suggest another name for the radio telescopes array in New Mexico you can go at
To know more about the telescopes and the reason for a new name you can visit http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2011/rename/
- Famous telescope seeks new name (bbc.co.uk)
- Observatory seeks a new name for transformed scientific icon (physorg.com)
- New Mexico radio telescope seeking new name (seattletimes.nwsource.com)