India 2012: Day 1
Today has been long, actually it still feels like yesterday. In an hour or so I start my first run of 10 hours with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope. I love observing, but not when i’m this tired, though its not that bad. The flight from Heathrow to Mumbai was pretty nice. I watched a couple of good films (50/50 which in no means should be described as a comedy – was really sad!) and had a nice veggie curry. We landed and our car wasn’t there – no fear we got it sorted but made an otherwise stressful journey more so. Oh well. We are now at the GMRT and I’m eager to get on with the science. Of course, though we have had time for a few photographs. I wanted to start off with one of the funny things I saw (and managed to capture) on the road:
Yes, that is a guy reading a broadsheet on the back of a motorcycle! Oh, how India does it differently.
We made it to the GMRT just before “snacks” so the sweetest cuppa you can ever have was waiting for me nicely. We then went and had a wonder around a few of the dishes while the sunset:
and of course the important me standing in front of antenna photo:
I’ll post more as we go on, and I’ll dump all of my India photos in this flickr set.