Thanks for all of those who came to see Brian, Patrick and I at Astrofest yesterday…it was great to see so many people cluching copies of Bang! and I’m sorry I couldn’t talk to more of you properly along the way.
Walking into Astrofest always makes me feel like I’m back at school. It used to be the annual astronomy club outing, with 20 or so of us crammed into the school minibus for the drive up to London. All the stalls are in the same places as they were back then; the only difference is that I miss the 5 hour Uno marathon on the way in.
The best moment was at the end of the presentation, when the entire hall jumped up in a standing ovation for Patrick (he insists it was for all three of us, but somehow I don’t think so…). It felt like the 50th anniversary of the Sky at Night had begun.