Stars in their eyes in a vineyard

March 5, 2009

“New Telescope to Study the Birth of the Universe” is the heading atop a wondrous press release posted at Scoop today.

Auckland astronomers are involved in a new high technology telescope which has just been installed on a Marlborough vineyard, it says.

So far, so good.

Then it says –

It will be used to study the birth of the universe and to search for distant planets.

At that point, Alf admits to becoming bemused (a state not uncommon to him).

He had thought – until now – the universe had been born, created, whatever, a wee while back.
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