I have fond memories of visiting Goonhilly for the 1999 solar eclipse. If you are someone who is fascinated by international telecommunications, then this is a must day out. Oh and having a solar eclipse thrown into the mix made it something of a no brainer. I have some text and audio which I recorded at the time and when I have a spare month to sort out all the unpacked boxes from my move, I will post it here.
Re 100Megabyt broadband, well your connection is only as fast as the slowest link between your computer and the remote system. Although my recent upgrade by PlusNet to 5megabits is going down well. Credit where credit is due. 🙂