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Who needs sleep? (Tell me, what's that for?)

I'm off to visit a school in about an hour to do day three of my Researcher in Residence placement. It's fun, but it does mean that I don't get a lot of sleep the night before. Today, like last time I went, I'll be giving three one-hour talks to sixth formers, telling them about radio astronomy and some of the research I do. Talks to any group of any size are quite scary, but this is making me quite nervous. I'm sure it will be fine, but somehow that never helps, the pterodactyls are still there ripping my insides to pieces.

Still, this time I haven't minded the lack of sleep too much as I'm currently using the VLA to observe M82 again! The observation started just before midnight (GMT) last night and wil finish in about an hour. It's the final segment of a five-part observation so I'll download the data later in the week and see whether it all worked or not. Fingers crossed, as I wrote the schedule telling the telescopes where to point!

(The post title? Lyrics from a BNL track.)

Posted by Megan on Tuesday 28th Mar 2006 (06:10 UTC) | Add a comment | Permalink


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