Working with Japanese TV


I had two days of fun work with the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation. They’re making a program on Gamma Ray Bursts, but while they were here they wanted some historical stuff too. We filmed at the INT and WHT but also at an archeological site that marks the summer solstice and behind the JKT where the first British site testers mounted a telescope.

As I say, it was fun. They were really nice to work with. And as well as my usual fee they gave me a lovely laquer photo frame. I believe they’re a standard gift, but it’s a really nice one and it’ll make a great souvenir. I hope they come back!

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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