Jodrell Bank to become biggest silver screen evah

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Sep 15, 2007

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I can't seem to decide if this is a good idea or not, but it certainly tickles me: the Jodrell Bank's 76 meter Lovell radio telescope will be used as a giant movie screen to celebrate its 50th birthday in October.

This is such a cool idea! And it's a great way to get the public interested in astronomy; a dish that big makes a big impact on you when you see it up close. I've seen a few, and they are very, very impressive. Jodrell Bank has a long and rich history, too, and that can only help spur interest in the observatory, astronomy, and space travel.

So, happy Birthday Jodrell Bank! What better time to catch a flick?

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