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Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell Dies At 98
2012-08-08 06:06:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great astronomer and physicist of our generation, Sir Bernard Lovell, died on August 6 at the age of 98-years-old. Bernard, who was born near Bristol, England, was the founder of University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory, which tracked the landing of the first man on the moon in 1969. The observatory hosts the third largest steerable telescope in the world, which was an idea conceived by Bernard as well. During World...

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2011-04-04 12:44:37

Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been selected to take part in a $2.1 billion project to build the world's biggest radio telescope. Jodrell Bank signed an agreement with Australia, China, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Germany Italy, and the U.K. to run the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). SKA is designed to answer some key questions about the Universe. They have not decided on the location of the project but it could be built in Australia or Southern Africa. The...

2008-07-10 18:00:09

The Jodrell Bank telescope has been secured for the "medium and long term future", the University of Manchester said yesterday. The Government's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has agreed to contribute towards the running costs of the radio astronomy centre in Cheshire, the university said. The cash will initially provide two years of funding for the e- MERLIN project, which comprises two telescopes at Jodrell Bank, as well as dishes at Pick-mere and Darnhall in...

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2008-07-09 16:20:00

Funding for one of the world's leading radio astronomy centers has now been secured, according to Manchester University, the site's owner. Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, an observatory that has made many key discoveries as well as tracking the moon landings, was in danger of closing due to uncertainty of proper funding for its key new project, the eMerlin network. The network, which ties together radio dishes across the UK, now has the necessary money in place. The observatory, home to the giant...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jodrell Bank Observatory -- The Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Macclesfield, Cheshire in the north west of England is a part of the University of Manchester. It has played an important part in the research into quasars and pulsars, as well as the first detection of a gravitational lens in 1979, confirming one of Einstein's theories. It was established in 1945 by Dr. Bernard Lovell, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar in World War II. The first radio...

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