Sunday, 3 July 2022

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell Bank is one of the world's leading radio astronomy observatories.

Lovell Telescope
This postcard was sent by Adam

The Lovell Telescope /ˈlʌvəl/ is a radio telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near GoostreyCheshire in the north-west of England. When construction was finished in 1957, the telescope was the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world at 76.2 m (250 ft) in diameter; it is now the third-largest, after the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia, United States, and the Effelsberg telescope in Germany. It was originally known as the "250 ft telescope" or the Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank, before becoming the Mark I telescope around 1961 when future telescopes (the Mark IIIII, and IV) were being discussed. It was renamed to the Lovell Telescope in 1987 after Sir Bernard Lovell, and became a Grade I listed building in 1988. The telescope forms part of the MERLIN and European VLBI Network arrays of radio telescopes. - in: wikipedia

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