Whilst driving through Hampshire today, I spotted a chalkboard outside a pub. Instead of advertising the special offers it referred to the habitable planet discovered by the European Southern Observatory (see April 25 blog entry for more details). The board read something to the effect: “Gliese 581! I think Tony Blair should go and live on it.” Who says the general public do not appreciate science? Of course they do – so long as it means something to them.
Tony Blair and Gliese 581