Tony Livesey in the Lovell satellite
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

BBC presenter tries to control the Lovell telescope

BBC presenter Tony Livesey tried his hand at controlling the Lovell telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

The 90m high, 76m diameter dish makes an almighty noise as it searches the skies.

To hear other 5 live interviews, please visit the best bits page.

Tony Livesey broadcasts Monday to Thursday 2230 to 0100 on Radio 5 live.

  • 18 Jan 2012
Go to next video: Top tips for planet hunt stargazers