Jodrell Bank

The 50 year-old radio telescope is only a short drive away. Every month or so, at least during the winter months, they put on a guest lecture; the Lovell Lecture. Named after Sir Bernard Lovell who conceived and built the thing. It's majestic. Many many years ago, I remember winning a trip to be one of a small group of people who were walked up into the dish to see what it all looked like up close and personal. For the life of me I cannot think why I didn't take a camera with me. Anyway, on an autumn night, making your way to the Visitor's Centre for the talk, it's still impressive: