SJ7971 : The Lovell Telescope

taken 49 years ago, near to Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, Great Britain

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The Lovell Telescope
The Lovell Telescope
Constructed in 1955, the Mark 1 telescope at Jodrell Bank become operational in the summer of 1957. At the time, it was the only telescope in the Western world able to track the carrier rocket of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. On its 30th anniversary, in 1987, it was renamed in honour of Sir Bernard Lovell, who established the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the late 1940s.

When built, the telescope was the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world at 76 metres (250 ft) in diameter; even today it is still the third largest.

LinkExternal link University of Manchester Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
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Date Taken
April 1973   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 January, 2011
Camera (from Tags)
Pentax Spotmatic 
Radio telescope   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 794 711 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.1934N 2:18.5339W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 791 713
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Radio Telescope  Satellite Dish  Jodrell Bank  Lovell Telescope  Science  Astronomy 

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