IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? / by Tim Hopgood

When I was young, I used to enjoy trying to make my home address as long as possible. Have you ever tried doing that? So I’d start with my house number, which was 36 and the name of the road, then the local area, then the name of the town, which was Wolverhampton (now a city!), followed by the district, West Midlands and then the postcode, and then ENGLAND, followed by UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, PLANET EARTH

Remembering the times spent doing this, I decided to try it again on the last page of 'UnPOPpable', only this time go much further than PLANET EARTH. I asked my friend Gill to help me (she owns a telescope and knows all about these things!). Although this is purely a page of type, I think it illustrates very clearly just how small we really are and just how MASSIVE the universe is!