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    With a few spare hours to hand i thought i'd pay another visit, it was almost a year since the last time i was here. I had a bit of a game of hide and seak and would have perfered to have stayed a little longer but it never turned out that way, so i left. whilst walking back to the car i noticed a very nice sunset developing so i got in a good position and come away with some stunning photos.

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    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 Microkelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, but with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory commenced at Lord's Bridge,[1] a few kilometres to the west of Cambridge. The observatory was founded under Martin Ryle of the Radio-Astronomy Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and was opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957. This group is now known as the Cavendish Astrophysics Group. A portion of the track bed of the old line, running nearly East-West for several miles, was used to form the main part of the "5km" radio-telescope and the Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope.



    on with the photos






















    thanks for looking

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    On my hit list.
    Super shots there.
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    Went here years ago just on the off chance, an youve done a better job than most, sunset shots are ace!
    (i had cat an mouse here aswel, so not much changed) ;)
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    Stunning jsp, thanks.

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    Cracking set jsp, Loved it, Thanks
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    Cracking structures + cracking light = cracking pictures! Loved that...

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    Nicely done. I spent loads of time here in the summer, never had any trouble. Some interesting things seem to be going on here.

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    Simply stunning, great stuff jsp :)

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    Stunning sunset shots.
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    What stunning sunset shots
    Good work jsp
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