I took a ride on a moving radio telescope

čas přidán 22. 01. 2023
The Parkes Radio Telescope, Murriyang, part of CSIRO, is one of the most famous telescopes in the world: and it's got a unique way of getting equipment up and down from the central section. ▪ More about the Telescope: www.csiro.au/en/about/facilit...
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  • How the dish at that angle doesn't rip off from the building is quite interesting

    • Unless the building is mostly thick concrete and the bricks are just décor essentially

    • @@AFGuidesHD if I understood correctly, its not resting on the building, but the separate central column which seems to be made out of a pipe-shaped steel outer layer and a massive steel core column.

    • @@AFGuidesHD Like the guide said in the video, the dish and the central column supporting it have their own foundation and are not connected to the building, the building is entirely aesthetics to house personal and equipment.

    • The dish is on a separate foundation from the rest of the building, they mentioned that in the video.

    • 5:23

  • Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how good of a guide John is? Presenting technical (and quite elaborate) information in an easy to understand manner, coupled with little quirks and bits of trivia about the facility without skipping a beat. I assume he has done this many times, but wow! A round of applause!

    • probably had a quite a bit of school trips over the years...

    • As someone who visited this telescope last year and had this legend as our guide I can agree

    • Yep, totally agree.

    • Yup, the fact that he's using comparisons to give his audience a sense of how large things are tells me he's been doing this for a long while

    • He needs his own... radio show.

  • A few months ago my brother did an internship here, and when he came back the number 1 thing he talked about was how great John was and how cool it was to go out onto the dish. Honestly, I’m kinda jealous of him, what an amazing experience.

    • That's so cool! What was the internship for?

    • How does this have 229 likes but only one reply?

  • I’ve worked on a couple of programs about the dish, in 1984 and 2000, and apart from being able to crawl all over the structure etc, the most memorable part for me was chatting with the astrophysicists working there over dinner. Their descriptions of deep space etc blew my mind.

    • There's something about spending time among people with planet-sized brains which simultaneously makes you feel smarter but also makes you feel very basic. :)

  • I love all your stuff, Tom, but this is best video you've done in a long time. The dish is fascinating, John is a great guide, and the fact that you literally WALKED OFF THE TELESCOPE is just amazing. Great episode!

    • When he hopped onto the ground I legit let out a “that was freaking awesome.” I had no clue it would go that far.

  • Man, i can listen to John explaining stuff about radars and dishes all day long and it will never get boring or hard to understand. The guy has A TON of charisma and you can sense that this is not only a job for him, it's a passion. Amazing bloke.

  • The part about the energy in the feather hitting the floor being larger than that collected by all radio telescopes ever was _genuinely_ mind blowing.

    • That’s WILD

    • Like staring at the shadow on the wall and being able to tell that someone lit a match, miles away.

    • I still have the video paused contemplating this fact. I had to replay it a few times to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding him. That's a *crazy* piece of information. EDIT: Followed up by the cell phone on the moon's surface bit. I had no idea we were talking those scales.

    • Genuinely mind blowing, it shows just how much information we're missing! We've learnt so much from such a small amount of data!

    • and the aliens are still able to hide themselves from the mess we call humanity

  • The film John refers to is called ‘The Dish’, and was made in about 2000. It’s a great movie, one of the last Aussie films that showcases Aussie larrikinism and wit. Great video, Tom!

    • When Tom said "a film that was shot here more than 20 years ago" I went out in search of a movie made in the 80s, saw the film made in 2000 and thought "huh, they must have remade it then" before my temporal awareness kicked back in. *double facepalm*

    • The dismissive way Tom says "a film shot here 20 years go" as if that film wasn't fantastic is kind of disappointing

    • The Dish is actually one of my favorite films

    • @@milamber319 Let's say instead that he employed the fantastic psychological trick of mentioning important information in a way that seems trivial - listeners pick up on that cue without realising, immediately stop what they're doing, and find the film. Okay, I totally made that up, but that's what I did, so something must have worked! 😎

    • @@isaacthehungry7210 The Dish is my favourite film! I watch it a few times a year. I was a bit miffed when Tom describes the Working Dog team as "a bunch of Americans" who called riding the dish a "hayride" in the movie.

  • It wasn't until the last 10 seconds that it actually hit me what "tilting the dish towards the ground" meant. For _several_ minutes, I was like haha, Tom's gonna do camera magic and 'hop' off the side of the dish. Just holy cow, the SCALE of this thing (and the building) is so… difficult to fathom.

  • I was incredibly lucky to walk on The Dish about 25 years ago at an Astronomy open day. It absolutely blew my mind as a young kid. This brought back some memories! Cracking video Tom

  • John is so knowledgable you can really see how passionate he is about his work. Incredible interview!

  • 2:01 That a true engineer speaking for sure

  • This is unreal, the scale of technology never fails to amaze me! Thank you for showcasing this!

    • built in the 1950s too

    • Tell me that you didn't watch the whole video without telling me

    • The scale? No. This video is about a telescope, not a scale. 😉

    • No sophisticated technology reaches a state of complexity until it becomes indistinguishable from magic. Anyways, have a look at the concept of Fundamental Constants. You'll be amazed at the precisions in Creation. Everything in the Universe is determined by special forces called fundamental constants which are unbelievably precise. For eg. -: If the rate of expansion of the Universe would have changed only by just one part in a quintillion after the Big Bang, a quintillion is one with 18 zeros after it, 1,000,000,000,000,000,000, the Universe would have continued to expand or collapsed back on itself. How the Atmosphere (various layers) protects the Earth from destruction from meteorites is again amazing. Solar Flare which occur frequently from the Sun ☀️ has energy equivalent to 100 billion Atomic Bombs which was dropped on Hiroshima couldn't destroy Life on Earth 🌍 due to Van Allen Radiation Belt. The centre of gravitational force could have existed anywhere on the Universe which is supposedly 13.5 billion Light Years Big but it only exists at the right place that's why Life is possible. Scientists say, if it is shifted/ moved even 1 inch compared to 13.5 billion light years length of the Universe, the effects would be catastrophic & it would wreck the Universe. So, everything is on the knife edge.

    • Scale of technology? Look at the great pyramids they're not just burial tombs. Look into it.

  • You have no idea how well timed this was. I live in Australia and today I was actually looking to buy a decent telescope to get into astronomy and astro photography.

    • I don't think you can buy that one!

  • Being an RF engineer that worked at a step site like this but with a 72 antenna; this was my favorite video so far. Absolutely perfect.

  • I know it’s a small thing, but as a retrocomputing enthusiast seeing a mighty PDP-11 from DEC still “on duty” made my heart pump a tiny bit faster ❤

  • This feels so nostalgic to watch as I remember going to the Dish for work experience in school with John. Got to use the telescope to collect some data from a neutron star. I recommend people to visit it.

    • Haha I did the same thing was a great experience

  • I LOVE this telescope so much! For my 40th birthday in 1999, my 2 daughters asked "Dad, what's THE most important place you want to visit?" - So... here we went! ...Also, "The Dish" (by director Rob Sitch) is perhaps THE most gentle, kind, quirky, fun, and lovely little movie ever made♥♥♥

  • John is a very enthusiastic and informative guide, and you can tell he absolutely loves his job. It's always so amazing to see such passionate people sharing what they love, and Tom's sheer indulgence in it is infectious. Another banger!

    • Just wanted to say that, it seems he has been waiting his whole life to do this presentation.

    • He really knows, how to show this telescope!

    • i especially love how he had a feather ready ( 2:30 ) for occasions like this, you really can tell he loves his job

    • I got that impression immediately. Didn’t seem even slightly bothered at all!

    • John needs to make sure to file his TPS Report on time.

  • This was abbsolutely and incredibly fascinating, all the tech in use and all the details you captured, then explained in laypersons' terms. I was picturing a "full tilted" position and saw the edge 60+ feet up; I did NOT expect the rim to come within a few feet of ground! Thank you for taking us on so many grand adventures, Mr. Scott!

  • His explanation of how a phone on the moon would be the brightest signal really puts into perspective how much data SIGINT planes can capture

  • I always appreciate that Tom doesn't tell us what his interviewee said, he just shows us. So many youtubers only show small clips and then explain themselves what they learned from the interview. I see enough of the youtuber already! Show me the awesome people! Thanks Tom!

  • What an absolute legend and an incredible teacher! That feather demonstration absolutely blew my mind, and I think everyone's. That's just incredible. This is why we watch Tom Scott

  • As an asbestos expert from the NY City area, I approve of the Australian asbestos warning sign! Love to see how asbestos is regulated around the world. If you had a video on asbestos in your travels, I’d definitely be interested!

    • I presume you've seen his video from the town of Asbestos?

  • Tom as a seventy year old Australian I have to say I am very jealous. I have seen the dish from a distance but not up close and personal. Given the number of pieces you have produced featuring heights I find your continued apparent discomfort rather interesting. Please keep producing this material. I really enjoy your work.

    • One of these days you should just go down there, ask questions, and see if you can do some of these types of things! People that do this kind of work are very passionate and sharing that passion with others is one of the joys of life!

    • I agree. You would be surprised at what you may be able to do if you simply ask.

    • And don't forget to turn off your mobile phone

    • As David Berrimans relative, i once broke a dish after dinner into hundreds of pieces that i had to pick up and he told me he wasnt jealous while up close and personal....

    • @@diegopescia9602 don't matter on maint day I would expect

  • I highly suggest people watch the film 'The Dish'. It's a comedic take about the telescope's role in the Apollo Moon Landing. The scene where they play cricket in the dish itself is one of the most iconic scenes in all of cinema.

    • I need to rewatch it, I thought it was golf they played, but cricket probably makes more sense. The scene where they've lost the link with the rocket that's travelling to the moon & freak out becasue how are they going to get it back, cause the sky's WAY too big to scan to find the signal within the next few days, only to realise they can maybe narrow down roughly where to point the telescope to find the rocket is my favourite

    • @@mehere8038 Not seen the film yet but if I was looking to locate something heading between Earth and the Moon and I was on Earth I would point my telescope at the moon.

    • @@krashd yup :) The way they did it was great though, as one of them looks up as they realise that & says something to the others "hey guys........ I think I know where it is" or something & points & they all look up & then the camera cuts to the moon in the sky. Probably doesn't come across in reading, but the comic timing in the film makes it really work :)

    • I should

  • Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended everyone watches "The Dish" from 2000 (starring Sam Neill and Patrick Warburton) -- it's a comedy movie about how a town in rural Australia was chosen to transmit around the world the images from the 1969 moon landing, and the technological challenges they faced way back then. Aussie humour and cinema classic👌🏻

  • So jealous Tom. I am a Arecibo fanatic, but until they rebuild it, I needed a new favorite terrestrial telescope. Thanks to both of you for showing us a fantastic piece of engineering

    • It will not be rebuilt. The owner said so.

    • The Arecibo dish collapsed very close to when the PornHub scandal about nonconsensual imagery appeared in the mainstream media. The two events are likely connected and scheduled. Removal of a means to view heavenly bodies. The Dave Matthews Band song Satellite has predictive programming showing how these two events are linked.

  • Having been aware of this telescope because of the fantastic film The Dish, I never quite realized the scale of the thing until you were walking around just under it. Nor did I think when you said "...to touching the ground" I didn't ever think that meant quite literally. Absolutely amazing it can do that!

  • The mic drop moment (or feather, in this case!) at 2:30 is an incredible bit of information and such a powerful demonstration of just how much effort goes into radio-astronomy. And tom's look when he hears it is a testament to that! Brilliant video, and brilliant guide work from John.

  • the fact a feather hitting the floor is more energy than has even been collected from the stars is mind blowing to me, it's crazy how amazing technology is

    • Also remember that the signal coming from Voyager is so weak that they can barely receive it with those massive dishes, and the communications back are done using multiple hundreds of kilowatts of power, sent via the same dish, and the spacecraft will only get them more than 24 hours later, and reply also 24 hours later on. Also the voyager spacecraft were never actually designed to last that long, they were actually spare Mariner spacecraft bodies that got a massive antenna grafted on to allow communications, then a RTG instead of solar panels, and thus were sent out. Now down to a little over 200W of power for use on the spacecraft, so by around 2030 they will no longer have enough power left to transmit high speed data, and soon after that will lose all transmit power, though the computer will continue to operate, and keep the spacecraft aimed at the sun for decades afterwards, but will be mute.

    • @@SeanBZA like in death Hearing goes last

    • @@SeanBZA ..Voyager's dish and power were deliberately designed to be a small as possible, so the signal was only just strong enough to be detected - it has a fiendish error correction protocol to try and compensate which is why the images take so long to download - it is an extremely weak signal to start with (just not by today's standards)

    • @@davidioanhedges Yes it is small, but by the standards for the Mariner probes it was based off it was huge, and the error correction was designed to be as robust as possible, but also as simple to implement in the spacecraft as well, as complexity at the time came with added mass, and you had an overall maximum launch mass you could not exceed. Thus the panels were made from Beryllium aluminium alloy, milled as thin as possible in low stress areas, and milled away completely where not needed, just to avoid the mass of a rivet to hold a gusset in place. Remember at this time digital decoding was done using discrete chips, or using massive computers, so to put the error correction and forward error correction in the probe they had to choose between robustness, data rate and mass, choose one, because mass is the severe limit. Even the digital data recorder was special, because it had to survive in a vacuum, and it still does work now, that design and the tapes are still holding up.

    • Not "from the stars". We get quite a bit more energy than that from a single star in a second. Just _for the purposes of radio astronomy._

  • I like how Tom is afraid of heights but keeps going to high places to stand on metal mesh

  • Another top video by Tom Scott and crew. Seeing that massive dish tilt right down to the ground was amazing, it must have been incredible to ride it. What a treat.

  • This Aussie guy explaining how everything works is incredible. He explains everything very simply while also being very informative. Fair play to you Jack. Great work. Thanks Tom

  • I just want to let Tom know that each of these journeys into these amazing places is a treasure. Thank you very much.

  • John has such a great Aussie way of explaining very technical details understandably. Thanks for a great segment Tom and Jack.

  • John is the perfect guide. His enthusiasm and the way he brings science to life in such an accessible way is amazing. Fantastic

    • You might say that he was *stellar*

    • We all know the only reason why Tom was in Parkes was for the Elvis Festival hahaha

    • John be like : "If it ain't broken, we ain't fixin' it!"

    • He probably appreciated having a genuinely receptive audience, too, rather than a bunch of hyped up school kids.

  • I knew you would need to get there sooner or later. It’s amazing how this thing is still in active use and decently reliable well past the intended lifespan.

  • I visited the parkes telescope a few years back and I can say it was such an amazing experience. Getting to learn the history behind it and the sheer scale of it was just fascinating to me

  • this is an absolutely phenomenal video that perfectly showcases the level of care and dedication and attention that goes into these highly specialist fields, and i dont mean to undercut that at all, but i cant silence that part of me that wants to make a titanfall 2 reference

  • Hi Tom, I love this video! I'm an insect migration scientist and every year we travel to the Pass of Bujaruelo in the Pyrenees to study the Autumnal insect migration. On some days we have upwards of a million hoverflies moving through the 30m wide pass, all using the sun as a compass and the wind to power their movements. It is a truly remarkable site and could be a fun idea for a video!

    • I believe they have a submissions email address, you should send it in.

    • Thank you!

    • @@HillWalkswithWillHawkes Do you get to see them in action? I would love to see that shown in a future Tom Scott video!

  • Tom, you visit the most amazing places. Thanks so much for bringing us along!

  • I'm always fascinated by Tom's videos but this one was on a whole new level of interesting for me from a visual and mechanical design perspective. Thank you to Tom and his tour guide!

  • As an engineer, I just want to watch the structure move and stare at the machinery at work. Amazing stuff! (not saying Tom and John aren't good! It's great to see someone as invested in their work and happy to share!... and to see Tom as agog as I would be)

  • I love the shot at 5:04 showing the *massive* counterweight that keeps the telescope balanced as it tilts over; it seems so impossible otherwise that it could tilt over all the way to the ground and not fall over, especially given (as he says at 6:38) it's not actually attached to the building!

  • Tom Scott you are the coolest!!! Thank you so much for the hard work you and your team put into making these videos possible. This, is what CS-tv is all about ✨

  • 7:00 Oh, just casually dropping in that Barnes Wallis, the guy who built the Dam Buster bombs, *also* worked on this telescope...

  • The idea that they can use the telescope itself as a giant crane is ingenious.

    • No doubt! I never thought about having the edge of the scope go down to get the equipment into the dish. But then, I should have thought of it. I’ve used the power of a piece of heavy equipment to help assemble and disassemble itself!

    • @@dangeary2134 Mobile crane? I think self-assembling cranes are such a cool design principle

    • like treebeard picking up a hobbit

    • Makes perfect sense, too! You already have an extremely robust and heavyweight piece of machinery to lift things high up, why not use it?

    • typical Aussie thinking :) We invent a lot of stuff cause of this sort of style of thinking. Why work hard if there's an easier way to acheive the same result :)

  • The effect of switching back and fourth between the guide and the dish slowly lowering Tom down was brilliantly done.

  • I grew up watching 'The Dish' and even got to visit Parks as a kid (too young to remember much about it though unfortunately). I've always wanted to ride on it. Tom, you're living my dream!

  • Just LOVE this! A heady mix of enthusiasm, nerdery, and joy ❤

  • What a great episode! I love that you showed the inner workings of the telescope!

  • You found an utterly charming guide for this video, Tom! Well done to the both of you, and the cameraman

  • I love when Tom visits something like this and gets to get a tour from someone who is clearly very passionate about what they do.

    • Also good sense of humour too

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  • Been blessed to do an observation run over there a few years back. Amazing instrument. Awesome to see you stand on top.

  • Tom Scott is a legend, I never know what his videos will be about but they are always great no matter how interested I think I will be from the title

  • F****** outstanding episode and the fella who guided you explained about everything brilliantly it got my 7 year old grandson totally engrossed and already watched a few other episodes , you've got another fan already . Thanks TOM and crew 👍👍👍😍

  • 'The Dish' is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen and I am honestly so jealous of Scott for being on site. Genuinely fascinating vid! Bravo!

  • I love the movie The Dish, thanks for this awesome look at the real Parkes. I always assumed the control room scenes were just a sound stage, but it looks like a lot of scenes were filmed inside the real Parkes!

  • I swear, Tom, the best thing you and your team does is find passionate experts on fascinating topics and simply let them shine.

    • Yes, this guy, while rather matter of fact, was also BRILLIANT with his explanations.

    • Totally, such a well crafted way of telling stories.

  • 8:59 jacks smooth footwork, no wonder the videos are such good quality

  • omg this is so amazing! so much cleverness built into this! the whole building is blowing my mind! thanks Tom for sharing :)

  • What an awesome presentation by John! I can learn a lot about talking on this episode.

  • This is amazing - thank you for going places I never would go to and speaking to people I never would (be able to) talk to. I owe you much regarding my horizon! Thank you!

  • Incredible . You really knocked this one out of the park Tom. Should have been an hour long !

  • This has to be one of the top 10 Tom Scott openings, the cold cut to Tom popping out of a manhole is too good

    • In fact, I think Tom should do more of those

    • Totally agree! 👍

    • "Hey, Tom Scott here! Do radio waves actually exists?"

    • I loved that. I remember years ago, seeing a programme where a guy was going up to change the aircraft warning light at the top of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral, and he went up inside, on increasingly narrow and rickety spiral stairs, and the opened a door, and it cut to the view from below, and it was a tiny little hatch right at the top of the spire.

    • Should've been accompanied with a Clanger's whistle.

  • Thank you for coming to Australia! And also what a fabulous tour guide you had. Well done John

  • "What's it doing in the middle of a sheep paddock". The Dish is one of my favourite movies! Thank you, and John, for the tour.

  • Always thoroughly enjoy your videos!

  • The dish itself would make a really cool performance stage for opera. Tilt the dish forward to reveal the inside of the dish to the audience, fill it with light, use the movement of the dish as a "stage curtain" to reveal a modest orchestra and an opera singer inside the dish.

  • As a deep sky astrophotographer, this is one of the videos I’ve understood the best! Really cool to see. I used to visit Goonhilly a lot as a child and the dishes there were so amazing to see, almost ominous figures. Equatorial (and Alt-az) mounts are really fascinating the way they work and are essential to what most astronomers now do. I timelapse my telescope setup pointing at the night sky a lot, but I think most people don’t quite realise they move at an incredibly slow speed making a timelapse necessary to even see the movement.

  • “The amount of energy the feather expended when it struck the floor is more energy than has ever been collected by every radio telescope ever” what a mind boggling comparison!

    • Imagine theres an alien radio wave that hit directly at Tom at the time

    • It was such a simple yet superbly powerful demonstration.

    • no wonder a smartphone, which emits radiation in the order of milliwatts, shines as bright as a bonfire to a telescope like this, even when placed on the moon.

    • I'm not sure about every radio telescope, but there are some you can't even use cars with spark plugs around because the spark to start the combustion will get picked up. The Green Bank Observatory over in West Virginia has to keep a little fleet of diesel cars to navigate the grounds.

  • Fascinating as always tom

  • Awesome video! 👍 Thanks for these nice people who share their facilities with us!

  • ''The Dish'' (the movie about this dish, fantastic music score by the way), along with ''The Castle'', ''Strictly Ballroom'' and ''Priscilla Queen of the Desert'' are some of the most quintessential icon Australian Films ever made.

  • Awesome vid! I was observing with The Dish this morning ... it's my fav telescope in the world!

  • Now, do yourselves a favour and watch THE best Aussie made movie I've ever come across: The Dish (2000). Classic Australian humour at it's best, wrapped around the real life dramatic event of the moon landing. Still one of my all time favourite movies.

  • Can we take a moment to appreciate the camera operator here, who not only kept tom perfectly in frame whilst descending a moving dish, but also kept the shot level whilst doing that, without a horizon!

    • most modern cameras have levels, that's why the operator managed to keep the horizon

    • The camera operator was holding a GoPro 360° camera with which you can do all that in post-processing. Not to discredit them, it's just the solution that makes the most sense for that situation.

    • Plus Jack is literally holding a camera on a gimbal 🤷‍♂️

    • Flinging whilst as you do.

    • This guy is still living in the 60's xD

  • This is so cool. In our observatory (Toruń, Poland) so called "riding the dish" is impossible. So nice to see this!

  • What a lovely gentleman showing you around! Absolutely great video.

  • Every Tom Scott video released is a blast.

  • Nice on Tom and CSIRO team. Well done keeping the dish in top shape!

  • I love the pacing of this video- intercutting Tim’s journey along the dish with all the background on the telescope leading to him going to the dish was an excellent choice :)

  • Immediately intrigued by Tom Scott emerging from his burrow like a science-obsessed badger, and then John held my attention for ten minutes. This is a top-tier Blue Peter segment!

    • Did he see his own shadow though? Or are we cursed with another decade of anti science rhetoric? ;-)

    • Someone should draw tom scott as a badger!

  • Always great to see you do a vid on something in Australia! Enjoy your stay

  • wow, john is the best guide I ever seen. he really love his job

  • There is a visitor centre here, but you aren't allowed to go up to, or into, the dish itself. So it's great to see this up close! (And it's still well worth a visit as a tourist to the dish despite these limtations)

  • Tom, your work over the years shows what a genuine CS-tv you are.

  • I was there a few months ago. I was blown away by the size of the telescope and amazing astronomical contributions it has made.

  • That was one of your best Tom. Really great film. Thanks.

  • I love John’s enthusiasm. Was a joy to listen to him talk about the telescope and its systems!

  • Been there, done just that, back in the late 60's. With th old American equupment (60hz) Scott, you are so blessed.

  • Awesome video, i've been past for a look from a distance many times on my trips around that area. One of these days i'll do something more. Whole video just gives me "The Dish" vibes, such a classic movie

  • Amazing guide. Absolutely knew his stuff. Really fascinating.

  • I love how John is having SO much fun showing all of this cool stuff to someone who's excited to hear about it. You can tell he thinks it's really really cool, too.

    • Which it is! Very very cool stuff :)

    • After all, who wouldn't?

    • It reminds me of the people on "smartereveryday"

    • And also that Tom can easily understand all the technical bits

    • @@matteomaximov4238 You could tell when some of the questions Tom asked were about more specific parts and John looked both slightly surprised and really glad to hear those specific questions

  • This is stupendously amazing! I enjoyed every second of it. @TomScottGo could you please share the uncut long version of it? The raw footage if you can. Like many others I might watch it with enthusiasm.

  • That end shot was very cool. Nice little video - thanks 👍🏼

  • what a fantastic sci fi film location And great docu-piece!

  • The way you had the feeling that you couldn't tell whether you were moving, or the dish was moving, or the sky was moving... I experienced something similar a few months ago when I took an engineering tour of the very honorable Mt. Wilson Observatory, located high above Pasadena, CA. Though built well over 100 years ago with parts that had to be lugged up the mountain by mules and very primitive Mack trucks, when you're in the 100" observatory dome and they turn the dome you think the telescope is turning, not you, the observer, on what you think is a unmoving platform. It's only when they open the outside door and you see that trees are moving by do you realize what's really happening.