We don't send postcards usually, we post them here.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


It feels pretty good to be back on the road after a few rather intense months and I thought I should kick of this intermittent series of postcards with a picture of the "cricket pitch" at Parkes, made quite famous in the movie "The Dish".

This is just a small part of CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, which, according to the people at the Australia Telescope National Facility, and they should know because after all it's their machine, is now ten thousand times more sensitive than it was when it was first commissioned in 1961, which wasn't all that long before it relayed that incredible footage of the first moon landing around the world.
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