"That's the Lovell Radio Telescope," explained Ellie. "It's been there for almost 60 years, and it uses radio waves to study stars and galaxies! Well, we're here because of the cryptography competition organised by MI5 - what do you think we're supposed to do next?"
As they neared the ticket desk, a smartly-dressed young woman rushed towards them. "Hello," she said. "I'm Miss Gurn. Mel Gurn. Please call me Mel. Are you here because you solved our code?"
As Mike and Ellie nodded, Mel continued "Good-o. I thought I recognised you from an article I read about the Egyptian Enigma. It's a thrill to meet you in person. I'm pleased to say that you're the first children to have solved our code and your prize is free admission to Jodrell Bank. There's lots to see: a model clockwork solar system, the botanical gardens, and the Space Pavilion which has lots of science displays to play with - I'm sure you'll love it here!" She added "Oh, we'll also want to take a few details so that we can organise the second part of your prize, but ... I can't tell you anymore about that yet." She put a finger to her nose. "While you're here, you might want to keep your eyes open though. Oops, I've probably already said too much."
Mike and Ellie decided to investigate the botanical gardens first. As they looked around the Galaxy Garden, Ellie caught sight of a man furtively looking through a rubbish bin. "Hmmm, that looks a bit odd," she thought, as he retrieved a newspaper, glanced around as if to see if anyone was watching, and started to study it intensely. She crouched down beside a nearby bush, and as she did so the man left, tearing the newspaper up and putting it into the bin.
"Mike!" she said, "did you think there was something suspicious about that?" Mike nodded. "I think we should take a look at that newspaper. Come on!"