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The flight of the moth machine

Dr Charles Cockell
Thursday, 7 Mar 1996
Sports House
NASA scientist Charles Cockell gave an entertaining and fascinating lecture on his special interest in moths, and in particular, his expedition to collect moths from the rainforest canopy in Sumatra. His "Barnes Wallace moth machine", using a microlight, proved very effective until it crashed, after which the team resorted to elephancks to collect their 4,000 samples.

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