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Explore #187: Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge – June 2016

History The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory(MRAO) is home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Micro kelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, and with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory was completed and opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957. The site is…

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Explore #171: VEB Strömungswerke, Germany – May 2016

Explore #11 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next stop on our roadtrip were some rather special stairs… History (translated, abridged and rewritten from here) VEB Strömungswerke was an East German ‘flow works’ manufacturer which designed and built jet engines for the aviation industry, including the first German passenger jet. After reunification production continued until the early 1990s. The large production complex was built in the post-war modernist style between 1956-58. Building number 64 was the former dining house for…

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Explore #167: Biosphere Hotel, Germany – May 2016

Explore #7 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ First up on Day Three was this exceedingly decrepit and rather tastily decaying abandoned guesthouse, somewhere in the alpine East of Germany. I don’t know any specific history of this place, but it had clearly been disused for quite some time and closed suddenly by the looks of the personal effects and other ephemera left behind. Just as we were about to make our way onto the property a passing car screeched…

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