Santa Watch

At Jodrell Bank Observatory we have an image which shows the directions that the radio telescopes in the MERLIN array are looking. The image is updated every few minutes and today (and Christmas morning) it may be worth watching because the Saint Nicholas Orbital Watch Monitoring Array Notifications have been added. That means that every time Santa passes over Jodrell Bank (North West of England) he'll be labelled on the image just like the ISS and Envisat normally are. You may even make out the reindeer and sleigh. Of course, this is a passive system unlike the radar-based Norad Santa Tracking System.

For those that are interested, there is also a version of this without the Santa tracking but with the sky as seen by radio telescopes.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 24th Dec 2006 (02:03 GMT) | Permalink
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