It was a year ago today…
That this press release hit the web. Kevin, Kate and I spent the morning of the 10th July 2007 at <a href="Science Oxford, who’d agreed to host an event for us. A local school providing a clutch of willing sixth formers and we spent a few hours classifying galaxies with them, alongside Christine McGourty and the BBC cameras were there aiming to produce a piece for the 6 o’clock news.
Sadly we didn’t make it – I think it was a report on why the Sun isn’t causing climate change that beat us to the punch – but we did get a phone call asking me to go on the next morning’s Today program and the rest is history. I’m going to write more tomorrow as the 11th is the true birthday as far as I’m concerned, but if you’d told me a year later we’d be where we are – HST time, four papers submitted, this many people involved and this much fun – I’d have thought you were mad.
Here’s to our second year, to Zoo 2 and to much more.