24 February 2013

reaching into the cogs of the orrery     sunlight


  1. Thank you, Dave!

    The orrery itself was in the visitors' centre at Jodrell Bank. Couldn't let a word like that go by without using it.
    There are signs up on site asking everyone to turn off their electronic devices, as the giant Lovell radio telescope is so powerful it could pick up a mobile phone on Mars. Couldn't help thinking, if there WAS a mobile phone on Mars, then someone's roaming charges are going to be astronomical!