About New Mexico Tech and Socorro
A radio telescope dish at the National Radio Astronomy Orbservatory (top). Looking west at "M" Mountain from Socorro (bottom).
Socorro (home to New Mexico Tech) is a sunny, friendly town located in central New Mexico. The town (pop. 9,000) is located in the Rio Grande valley, at an elevation of 4,600 ft. Albuquerque is located 75 miles to the north. Socorro is in the heart of ranching and farming territory and its main industries are education and research. The two biggest employers in town are New Mexico Tech and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Socorro offers a pleasant combination of a rural New Mexico lifestyle and a small college town.
Links to websites describing New Mexico Tech and Socorro:
El Defensor Cheiftain (local newspaper)
Maps and Driving Directions (NMT site)