Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 57

I wonder if anyone else has noticed the remarkable similarity both in character and appearance between Cardiff’s own Professor Derek Ward-Thompson and Thumper, the obdurate quarry vehicle from Thomas the Tank Engine? Is this why the 200 micron photometer on which Derek was the Principal Investigator was also called THUMPER?

Derek

Thumper

One Response to “Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 57”

  1. Rhodri Evans Says:

    Having been the Project Manager on THUMPER, I couldn’t possibly comment.

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