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Listening to Space

After leaving Brewster on my road trip, I was heading a short distance to the next town of Monse.  A short unpaved road would take me there but along this road was something I had not expected.  A bloody great deep space antenna was right next to the road.  As I pulled up alongside it, there was a sign announcing that is was part of a large array of receivers around the world.  The sign outside also asked you to turn off your cellphone if you entered since the signals could interfere with their reception.  If I had known it was there and that you might be able to visit, I might have planned a stop but I had a full schedule ahead of me so I briefly paused before moving on.

Up on the hill behind the receiver was quite an array of antennas.  A look on Google Maps suggests it is part of a cable company’s operation but it does look a little more complex than that.  Maybe it does some secret squirrel stuff or maybe I am letting my imagination run away with me!