Where do you Zoo?
I thought I’d go for a slightly different top 10 this week. Zoo users are distributed all over the world – in more than 170 countries, in fact – but some places have more than others. I present, therefore, this week’s top 10 most zooite filled cities :
1. London – No surprise here given where the launch of both Zoo 1 and Zoo 2 took place
2. Manchester – Are the good folk at Jodrell Bank spending all their time on the Zoo?
3. Birmingham – Long running astronomy program the Sky at Night is based up here, so perhaps this is what they do the rest of the month.
4. New York – Now we know why the city never sleeps
5. Bristol – A sudden rush up the charts in recent weeks; I’m taking the credit as I talked there a few weeks ago. (Edit : Of course I should have mentioned the sterling efforts by Alice and Rick who gave talks there this year too.)
6. Portland – Why Oregon? I’m struggling here, because all I know about Portland is that it has a football team. According to Wikipedia, its nicknames include Stumptown.
7. Sydney – Our friends from Down Under are obviously taking a break from being unfeasibly good at sport
8. Glasgow – Being an astronomer in Glasgow must be tough with that climate. No wonder they turn to Galaxy Zoo
9. Orlando – Shouldn’t they be concentrating on building and launching spacecraft?
10. Colchester – Is this the place with the highest population of Zooites per capita? A town in Essex, Colchester was the capital of Roman Britain. They grow good oysters, too.