Train travel

I write this as I sit on a train going up the west coast mainline (posted when I got home of course). When I got on the train, at Watford Junction, I found that my seat reservation put me at a table with three other people up to Stafford. Some people don't like being sat next to others but I don't mind it. After a while, the friendly, mature lady next to me asked me where I was going and what I did. I said that I studied astronomy and all three were instantly interested. I love the fact that astronomy quite often gets that reaction from people.

All three of them were travelling together and were really great, with a fantastic fascination for science of all kinds. I had loads of fun talking with them all on the way up to Stafford covering everything from cosmology to string theory to genetics. They really were very interested, knew their stuff and were excited by science. I love people like that. I wish I always sat next to that type of person.

If you happen to be one of the people I met, I mentioned a couple of great websites during our conversation. I'll give them here just in case you forgot:

Also, any links to the right should lead to interesting places.

Finally, apologies to those sat nearby that wanted peace and quiet - I'm sorry but I just get excited by this stuff.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 24th Jul 2005 (21:37 UTC) | Permalink
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