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Visiting Space Locations

UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:33 pm
by desktopsimmer
Guess where I've been today:

Re: Visiting Space Locations

UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:10 pm
by Spoonboy
Jodrell Bank! Did they let you drive it?

Re: Visiting Space Locations

UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:32 pm
by desktopsimmer
Sadly, no. :) They were performing maintenance on the dish today, so we didn't see it track to the target object. They've upgraded the visitors section since the last time I was there in 2010 look a lot cleaner. But I would still wish to see the control room like I did when I was child.

Re: Visiting Space Locations

UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:21 pm
by Sascha
Looks cool. I’ve never seen a radio telescope with my own eyes.

Re: Visiting Space Locations

UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:18 am
by desktopsimmer
Most Radio telescopes are not on that size. They are also constructed with better engineering techniques. If you look on google maps at Jodrell Bank, there are a couple of other telescope that represent the average size, as the better way to make observations is in an array of dishes. Guess it easier to maintain :)