Matt Jones

Memories of Jodrell Bank

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Visiting Jodrell Bank when I was a kid was always an amazing experience; and after watching Tom Baker as The Doctor fall from its great height on TV when I was about 4 years old, it became a place of awe and mystery. Just what was that huge breakfast bowl on metal legs doing there? Seeing it dominate the horizon as I sat on the back seat of the family Peugeot 504 is an image permanently etched on my mind. It was the biggest thing in the world. And now… after uncertaincies about its future, it appears that Jodrell Bank is getting upgraded so that it can study the cosmos [and search for intelligent life] more effectively. I'm glad.