23 September 2020 at 6:59 pm #57473723 September 2020 at 7:37 pm #583155Jeremy ShearsParticipant
That’s about as much use as a chocolate teapot, Jack!23 September 2020 at 9:05 pm #583156Peter CarsonParticipant
I like chocolate and I like telescopes! I reckon I could eat that in one observing session.23 September 2020 at 9:15 pm #583157David SwanParticipant
Not good for solar, but at least – after a time – you’d be left with a Milky Way leading up to the observatory.24 September 2020 at 10:01 am #583159Pauline PhillipsParticipant
Now make a real one…24 September 2020 at 11:06 am #583161Ray EmeryParticipant
It’s amazing how people go on finding creative ways to waste their time and resources. The “glue” should taste better than Araldite, mind. Not so sure about the paint job. As a diabetic, I could probably only manage the eyepiece.24 September 2020 at 11:52 am #583163Dr Paul LeylandParticipant
A few years ago I was given a chocolate teapot as a Xmas present. It worked entirely according to spec.
It was designed to melt when boiling water was added, the liquid then to be used as a fondue-like coating for other edibles such as pieces of fruit, biccies, etc.25 September 2020 at 2:20 am #583165David ArdittiParticipant
Thanks Jack, I’ll put it in the next E&T News. But I’ll keep it separate from the cats, as it would poison them.25 September 2020 at 6:45 pm #583173
Just a bit of fun and its different, thanks for including in E&T News.
Jack25 September 2020 at 7:01 pm #583174
I don’t think Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal, Rachael Ray, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Paul Hollywood, Anne-Sophie Pic, Clare Smyth, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Emma Bengtsson, Ainsley Harriot, John Trode, Marcus Wareing, some of whom are Michelin star chefs would agree with your comments, me included.
Jack26 September 2020 at 1:46 pm #583175Robin LeadbeaterParticipant
“It’s amazing how people go on finding creative ways to waste their time and resources”
I have to say I’ve done my fair share of that in astronomy too 🙂26 September 2020 at 9:22 pm #583181Alan ThomasParticipant
A brilliant idea! Spend hours waiting (unsuccessfully) for clear skies and then cheer yourself up by eating your telescope. I like it!1 October 2020 at 12:05 pm #583195Dr Richard John McKimParticipant
Die-hard chocaholics might like to visit the Museum of Chocolate in Prague. It has no telescopes, chocolate ones or otherwise, but it does have many impressive wall paintings done in chocolate. (Liquid chocolate is not very different to thick oil paint, though more unforgiving to the artist as it cools.) When visiting, though probably not during a global pandemic, you are served some melted chocolate, and then you can produce your own chocolate painting on the spot (or drink it). When I went with my family, several years ago, I painted a chocolate portrait. There is scope (pun intended) for an artist to paint something astronomical in chocolate……1 October 2020 at 3:50 pm #583197Ms Janice McCleanParticipant
I presume chocolate telescopes are generally made of dark chocolate unless you want to observe the milky way..
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