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.
Author: Bernard Lovell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This firsthand account traces the political and scientific interplay that took place in Great Britain during two critical decades in astronomy, from 1960 to 1980. The author describes the development of visionary schemes for radio telescopes of unprecedented size; the events that led to their cancellation; and how astronomers responded with the modification of the 250-foot steerable telescope at Jodrell Bank and the completion of the MERLIN network of radio telescopes.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Blue Streak, British Aerospace, HOTOL, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Beagle 2, Reaction Engines Skylon, Black Arrow, Woomera, South Australia, Virgin Galactic, The Needles, Skynet, British National Space Centre, Reaction Engines Limited, Surrey Satellite Technology, UK Space Agency, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Starchaser Industries, British Interplanetary Society, Roy Dommett, Black Knight, RAF Spadeadam, MoonLITE, Ariel 6, Ariel 2, Ariel 3, Prospero, UK-DMC 2, Space Innovation and Growth Team, Beagle 2: Evolution, Project Juno, Rocket Propulsion Establishment, Ariel programme, Ariel 1, Ariel 4, Habitation Extension Module, Ariel 5, Orba, Woomera Launch Area 5, Jaguar, Falstaff. Excerpt: The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999; English pronunciation: ) 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, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. It has since 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 current director of the observatory is Professor Lucio Piccirillo. 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 42 ft (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...
This book demonstrates how progress in radio astronomy is intimately linked to the development of reflector antennas of increasing size and precision.
Author: Jacob W.M. Baars
This book demonstrates how progress in radio astronomy is intimately linked to the development of reflector antennas of increasing size and precision. The authors describe the design and construction of major radio telescopes as those in Dwingeloo, Jodrell Bank, Parkes, Effelsberg and Green Bank since 1950 up to the present as well as millimeter wavelength telescopes as the 30m MRT of IRAM in Spain, the 50m LMT in Mexico and the ALMA submillimeter instrument. The advances in methods of structural design and coping with environmental influences (wind, temperature, gravity) as well as application of new materials are explained in a non-mathematical, descriptive and graphical way along with the story of the telescopes. Emphasis is placed on the interplay between astronomical and electromagnetic requirements and structural, mechanical and control solutions. A chapter on management aspects of large telescope projects closes the book. The authors address a readership with interest in the progress of engineering solutions applied to the development of radio telescope reflectors and ground station antennas for satellite communication and space research. The book will also be of interest to historians of science and engineering with an inclination to astronomy.
Lovell, Bernard, Voice of the Universe; Building the Jodrell Bank Telescope, rev. ed., Praeger Publishers, 1987. Lovell, Bernard, Astronomer by chance, Oxford University Press, 1992, p. 193. Ibid., pp. 212–219.
For short separations, or "baselines", the telescopes can be linked by cables. But for longer baselines, it is cheaper and better to use a radio link. Astronomers at Jodrell Bank built their first radio-linked interferometer in 1954, ...
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Author: Erik Gregersen Associate Editor, Astronomy and Space ExplorationPublish On: 2009-12-20
The George Ellery Hale Telescope is one of the world's largest and most powerful reflecting telescopes and is located at the ... The telescope is located with other smaller radio telescopes at Jodrellbank (formerly Jodrell Bank), ...
Author: Erik Gregersen Associate Editor, Astronomy and Space Exploration
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents an overview of the history of astronomy, discusses the tools and technology associated with it, profiles noted astronomers, and explores the effect of expanding astronomical knowledge on modern society.