50th anniversary celebration at Jodrell

I had the great honour and pleasure of being along for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the dawn of the space age at Jodrell bank last Thursday. It was a great experience and was great to hear Prof Sir Bernard Lovell speak about his wonderful telescope – humble as ever. He spoke wonderfully well and was so inspiring:
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I obviously tried to take a few photos, here is one of the Lovell telescope casting a shadow onto itself:
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and with the moon (bottom right)
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the smaller scopes have fun with the birds:
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at the zenith
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oh and a case of “my dish is bigger than yours” biggrin.gif
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