The Jodrell Bank Telescopes

This book is not only about telescopes but also about the instruments that, but for the impact of financial or political issues might now have existed in their place.

The Jodrell Bank Telescopes

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Page: 292

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What lies behind modern advances in science? How do the ideas develop?" What financial and political struggles take place when large and expensive research projects are planned? Sir Bernard Lovell here provides a first-hand account of the political and scientific interplay that took place inBritain during two critical decades in astronomy: the period from 1960 to 1980. He describes the development of visionary schemes for radio telescopes of unprecedented size; the events that subsequently led to their cancellation; and how the astronomers responded with the modification of the 250-ftsteerable telescope at Jodrell Bank and the completion of the MERLIN network of radio telescopes.

Voice of the Universe

In this volume the creator and director of Jodrell Bank, the world's largest radio telescope, tells the fascinating story behind the building of this huge telescope.

Voice of the Universe

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780275926793

Page: 300

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In this volume the creator and director of Jodrell Bank, the world's largest radio telescope, tells the fascinating story behind the building of this huge telescope. The building of the telescope was fraught with mishaps and frustration--financial, political, and otherwise; yet, through his perseverance, Sir Bernard Lovell made its creation a reality.

Science and Spectacle

Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain.

Science and Spectacle

Author: John Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317743024

Page: 284

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Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope was once a symbol of British science and a much needed prestigious project for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, but it also raised questions regarding the proper role of universities as sites for scientific research.

New Scientist

Flying in the face of adversity The Jodrell Bank Telescopes by Bernard Lovell,
Oxford UP, pp 292, £15 Tony Jones CAMBRIDGE BRINGS THE WORLD TO
YOUR FINGERTIPS! The Cambridge Encyclopedia. REVIEW THESE ARE
bewildering ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

New Scientist

BRITAIN'S NEW RADIO TELESCOPES continued Photograph by Appleby-
Frodingham Steel Company, Ltd. NEUROTIC ... And it would provide a pleasing
twist to the story of Jodrell Bank if Lovell succeeded with his new telescope in
detecting ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Summary of Hearings

The United States las accepted the British offer . The Army , as well as the Air
Force , is using British facilities in connection with the American lunar shots . The
Jodrell Bank telescope is now working at distances up to two billion light years .

Summary of Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration

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Page: 46

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Reports and Documents

If communications with a future lúnar probe in outer space were to fail Jodrell
Bank could well be the only facility in the world able to continue tracking the ...
The Jodrell Bank telescope is now working at distances up to tiro billion light
years .

Reports and Documents

Author: United States. Congress

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Sky and Telescope

All photographs with this article are by Leif J. Robinson for Sky and Telescope .
The IAU Visits Jodrell Bank 50 - FOOT POLAR AXIS MARK II N Control Room
Entrance O OTHER radio telescope is as Mark I from a speeding train , since the
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Sky and Telescope

Author: Charles Federer

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New Scientist

REVIEW the face of adversity Flying in a T Robin Scagell HESE ARE bewildering
times for British astroThe Jodrell Bank Telescopes by Bernard Lovell , Oxford UP
, pp 292 , £ 15 nomy . In a few short years the climate has swung Tony Jones ...

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Astronomical Contributions

21-22 , January 6 , 1968 ) The Jodrell Bank Mark III Radio Telescope A radio
telescope which can be dismantled and reassembled at a new site within 6
months is now being used for interferometer measurements in conjunction with
fixed ...

Astronomical Contributions

Author: University of Manchester

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Our Present Knowledge of the Universe

If the telescope is required to work efficiently at a wavelength of , say , 10 cm the
bowl must be accurate to better than inch . This is achieved in many modern
steerable paraboloids such as the Mark II at Jodrell Bank , and the 210 - ft
paraboloid ...

Our Present Knowledge of the Universe

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Manchester : Manchester U.P

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Page: 104

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Commonwealth Survey

The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope The use of the Jodrell Bank telescope in
connection with Pioneer V underlines the fact that it is at the moment by far the
largest completely steerable pencil - beam type of radio telescope known to be in
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Commonwealth Survey

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Planetarium

THE RADIO TELESCOPES AT JODRELL BANK If present plans for renovation
and new building at Jodrell Bank materialise , Britain will be provided with
facilities for radioastronomical research which are unlikely to be equalled
anywhere else ...

Planetarium

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South African Journal of Science

2 THE JODRELL BANK RADIO TELESCOPE A . C . B . Lovell , O . B . E . , F . R .
S . THE large radio telescope which has been built at the Jodrell Bank
Experimental Station of the University of Manchester is nearly complete . It is
frequently ...

South African Journal of Science

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