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Image The ambitious SpacedOut project was launched to much acclaim on Friday March 12, 2004, at the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory ...

The SpacedOut launch event was attended by astronomers, journalists, Kate Simms from BBC’s Northwest Tonight, pupils from Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School and William Hulme’s Grammar School, friends, supporters and members of the general public. All agreed that the launch was both sociable and informative, and that the informality of the occasion, coupled with tremendous Jodrell Bank hospitality, added much to the occasion.

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Members of the Spaced Out team chat before
the media launch.

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Pupils from Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
with a reporter from BBC Radio Stoke.

Ian Morison, Operations Engineer at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, welcomed our guests with some enthusiastic introductory remarks. Spaced Out’s Project Director Dr Nigel Marshall then gave a short presentation outlining the project, its aims and proposed outcomes. Details included a list of proposed sites, a projected timeline and anticipated funding. Graphic designer Andrew Greenwood added further information on the project’s proposed website.

NIgel Marshall introduced the members of the Spaced Out team and concluded the presentation by expressing the team’s gratitude to the event’s supporters: G-Mex/MICC, Northwest Development Agency and The BA. Ian Morison then chaired a lively questions and answers session before bringing the formal proceedings to a close.

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BBC Northwest Tonight’s Kate Sims with astronomers,
pupils and members of the SpacedOut team as they
prepare for a ‘live’ broadcast at Jodrell Bank.

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Jodrell Bank’s Ian Morison with team members
Nigel Marshall, Andrew Greenwood and Ann Picot.

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