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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 #21b (second revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – December 2013

This was my third explore of this local theme park, following my two earlier visits. The target this time was the largest rollercoaster in the park – the “Wipeout”, measuring 935 feet in length, with 3 inversions and a maximum G force of 5.2. But we were most interested in its height – 116.5 feet might not sound an awful lot, but trust me on a dark and windy night it felt plenty high enough! According to its entry in…

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