May 18, 2005


Now I spend most of my time in the park, I'm starting to think flowerwise. The drawing of the dish upon the telescope looks like a weird plant, tilted toward the sun, a heliotrope.

I'm annoyed not to have thought of this sooner. To have the dish, automated, follow the sun would have been a good idea. On a 24 hour cycle it would meet the sun rising in the east, track it across the sky to its setting in the west, and carry on around, under cover of darkness, to once again meet the dawn.

Another thing I wish I'd thought of : I'm trying to make the antenna for the dish in the form of a double spiral. So why not make it so big that it becomes the dish ? The dish and the antenna as one unified structure.

Posted by Jem Finer at May 18, 2005 11:02 PM