SJ7971 : The 42-foot telescope at Jodrell Bank

taken 4 months ago, near to Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, Great Britain

The 42-foot telescope at Jodrell Bank
The 42-foot telescope at Jodrell Bank
The smaller of the two radio telescopes at the centre, mounted on top of the main control building.
Jodrell Bank Observatory
The Jodrell Bank Observatory is an observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester. It has played an important role in the research of meteors, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age.
The main telescope at the observatory is the Lovell Telescope, which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world. There are three other active telescopes located at the observatory; the Mark II, as well as 13 m and 7 m diameter radio telescopes. Jodrell Bank Observatory is also the base of the Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network (MERLIN), a National Facility run by the University of Manchester on behalf of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
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Saturday, 22 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 July, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7962 7105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.1652N 2:18.4078W
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