Post by biteybird on Sept 22, 2016 21:27:47 GMT -5
We are on holiday at present and - of course - Bonnie has come with us! On Monday we visited Parkes, NSW and saw "The Dish". ...however, the weather was appalling (rained all day), so we couldn't get really good photos. Oh well.
In the photo below the bright yellow is a Canola crop.
Next trip to NSW, you must pop in - I am near Bathurst.
We actually just passed through NSW really quickly (ultimately we ended up in Deception Bay, Brisbane, which is where we are now) - 3 days straight, driving 8 hours each day. Bonnie LOVED travelling and did all her cutest whistles and practised her 'kissing' and 'zip' sound effects. She has been a very good girl! For sure, Jan, if we are coming through NSW and have time we'll impose ourselves upon you!
If you want to get an insight into Aussie humour and see more of the radio telescope, look up the Australian movie 'The Dish' - it has a pretty good representation of Apollo 11 & the moon landing stuff & it's entertaining too!
Regarding the movie, at The Dish tourist shop there are lots of displays and they also have the central console used for the movie (which is a replica of the console used on the actual mission). They also have a list of what movie events were fact/fiction.They were also sellling DVDs of the original footage from the Apollo 11 mission, "remastered with extra never-before-seen footage", as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations.
Anyone interested in the Astronomy aspect or the radio telescope might want to check the following CSIRO link:
ANYWAY....we're now back home! And Bonnie taught herself a couple of new sounds while we were away. One of them is a new variation of what sounds like a chicken clucking and a laugh. The other is a musical whistle (for those who are music-theory-inclined it's actually a Bb Major arpeggio, 1st inversion). She's so clever!
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2016 3:21:36 GMT -5 by biteybird
Post by Caseysmom on Sept 30, 2016 19:01:34 GMT -5
Very cool, I enjoyed reading your links too. I will have to search for that movie to watch. I never thought of telescopes being down low... I've been to the observatory on Maura kea, and away figured they are all placed higher up .
Good for Bonnie learning new sounds and songs! She does sound like a good traveller The wild tiels would be neat to see.