Rockets and Telescopes

A couple of new exhibits for the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre. Installed last night in a blizzard!

First a model of the James Clark Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. This telescope is home to the SCUBA camera developed and built at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

James Clark Maxwell Telescope

James Clark Maxwell Telescope model

And the nose-cone from a Skylark Rocket:

Rocket nose-cone

Rocket nose-cone

Skylark rockets flew from the 1950s up to 2005 and carried experiments into space, some of which were designed at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

Skylark rocket nose

Skylark rocket nose

Plinths and graphic panels built/printed by Leach Colour.

 

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