Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Spent hours the other day being a rock nerd and compiling my favourite 100 tracks of the Rock Era. How lame is that? So having done that and put them all on the mp3 player I had to get out of the house. I put it on the car stereo and drove, singing loudly and with great vocal prowess, a few miles outside Cambridge to a non-village called Lord's Bridge (near Haslingfield) where the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory is based. I'm always fascinated by the arrays they have there and today I stopped and took this shot of one of the antennae. Here's the google satellite of them all. Although interesting, astronomy's way over this commentator's head but it is reassuring to know that these silent sentinels are scanning the skies (overdoing the alliteration a tad) for alien activity...

Nanu nanu.