The Jodrell Bank Telescopes

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.

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCAL:B4399208

Category: Science

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.
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Voice of the Universe

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.

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 0275926796

Category: Nature

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.
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Science and Spectacle

Science and Spectacle

21 August 1952. Lovell, A.C.B., 1952. 'Report on Jodrell Bank to the RAS Council
1951', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astroomical Society 112, pp. 302305. Lovell,
A.C.B., 1952c. 'The radio telescope. A new tool of astronomical research', ...

Author: John Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317743026

Category: History

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.
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New Scientist

New Scientist

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, over a baseline of
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Page: 80

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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.
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Astronomical Observations

Astronomical Observations

The Jodrell Bank Observatory (formerly the Nuffield Radio Astronomy
Laboratories) is the location of one of the world's largest fully steerable radio
telescopes, which has a reflector that measures 76 metres (250 feet) in diameter.
The telescope ...

Author: Erik Gregersen Associate Editor, Astronomy and Space Exploration

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781615300259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Radio Telescope Reflectors

Radio Telescope Reflectors

Both large antennas mentioned here, and the Jodrell Bank antenna, to be
discussed next, use a central pole to support the feed in the primary focus of the
paraboloid. This was the usual way to “feed” the dish in the case of radar, where
the ...

Author: Jacob W.M. Baars

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319651484

Category: Science

Page: 275

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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.
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Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

20 Read the overall general description of the Unit Telescope or Figure 11.10 .
The ESO 8.2 metre telescopes currently under construction . Figure 11.11 . The
Jodrell Bank Guided Tour . NRAL - A guided tour of Jodrell Bank - Microsoft ...

Author: David Ratledge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852330554

Category: Science

Page: 183

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There is a vast amount of astronomical software on the Internet, but unless you're prepared to spend months looking for it and hours downloading it, you won't be able to match this collection!
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Our Present Knowledge of the Universe

Our Present Knowledge of the Universe

Appendix The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescopes There are five large fully steerable
radio telescopes used in the researches at Jodrell Bank. The consulting
Engineers in each case have been Dr H. C. Husband, C.B.E., and his firm
Husband ...

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Astronomy

Page: 104

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Categories: Astronomy

A Dictionary of Scientists

A Dictionary of Scientists

A public appeal failed to raise more than £65,000 and it required a strong public
press campaign to move the Treasury to meet the outstanding costs in 1960,
three years after the telescope was first used. The Jodrell Bank telescope came
to ...

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ISBN: 9780192800862

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New Scientist

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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Page: 44

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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.
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Astronomical Contributions from the University of Manchester Series 2 Jodrell Bank Reprints

Astronomical Contributions from the University of Manchester  Series 2  Jodrell Bank Reprints

... Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories , Jodrell Bank ) ( Received 1973 July 2
) SUMMARY A technique for correcting ... on the use of a point source as a
reference in order to correct the phase of other sources within the telescope
beam .

Author: University of Manchester

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020957517

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Measuring the Universe

Measuring the Universe

9.1 Introduction The Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the largest fully steerable
filled-aperture radio telescope, with a size of 100 x 110 meters. The runners-up
are the Effelsberg telescope, with a diameter of 100 meters, and the Jodrell Bank
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Author: George H. Rieke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139536073

Category: Science

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Astronomy is an observational science, renewed and even revolutionized by new developments in instrumentation. With the resulting growth of multiwavelength investigation as an engine of discovery, it is increasingly important for astronomers to understand the underlying physical principles and operational characteristics for a broad range of instruments. This comprehensive text is ideal for graduate students, active researchers and instrument developers. It is a thorough review of how astronomers obtain their data, covering current approaches to astronomical measurements from radio to gamma rays. The focus is on current technology rather than the history of the field, allowing each topic to be discussed in depth. Areas covered include telescopes, detectors, photometry, spectroscopy, adaptive optics and high-contrast imaging, millimeter-wave and radio receivers, radio and optical/infrared interferometry, and X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, all at a level that bridges the gap between the basic principles of optics and the subject's abundant specialist literature. Color versions of figures and solutions to selected problems are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521762298.
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Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosures

Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosures

The large cm–wavelength telescopes at Jodrell Bank, Effelsberg, Parkes, Green
Bank and others are open–air telescopes. The smaller telescopes, and in
particular those for short wavelengths, are either closed or placed in an
enclosure.

Author: Albert Greve

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642038670

Category: Science

Page: 420

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Radio telescopes as well as communication antennas operate under the influence of gravity, temperature and wind. Among those, temperature influences may degrade the performance of a radio telescope through transient changes of the focus, pointing, path length and sensitivity, often in an unpredictable way. Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosures reviews the design and construction principles of radio telescopes in view of thermal aspects and heat transfer with the variable thermal environment; it explains supporting thermal model calculations and the application and efficiency of thermal protection and temperature control; it presents many measurements illustrating the thermal behaviour of telescopes in the environment of their observatory sites. The book benefits scientists and radio/communication engineers, telescope designers and construction firms as well as telescope operators, observatory staff, but also the observing astronomer who is directly confronted with the thermal behaviour of a telescope.
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The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe

Double radio sources were duly found to be common, but because of the poor
resolution of those early radio telescopes little more could be said than that the
radio source was a double. I recall endless discussions over lunch at Jodrell
Bank in ...

Author: Gerrit Verschuur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387683607

Category: Science

Page: 156

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This is the story of radio astronomy, of how radio waves are generated by stars, supernova, quasars, colliding galaxies, and by the very beginnings of the universe itself. This revised book provides an update on the state of radio astronomy and those sections no longer regarded as cutting edge have been removed. With this book, aimed at a lay audience, you learn what astronomers are doing with those huge dishes. With each of these observatories, the scientists collect and analyze their data, "listening" to the radio signals from space, in order to learn what is out there, and perhaps even if someone else may be listening as well.
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Second Visit

Second Visit

'It' being the problem with, or the glitch in, the Jodrell Bank radio telescope.
Indeed the same glitch that appeared to be in all the world's radio telescopes.
Gill's driver — dressed in civilian clothing but wearing a Ministry of Defence lapel
tag ...

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575087514

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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When Spencer Gill, Jack Turnbull and Angela Denholm were taken by the Castle in Scotland - when they played Sith of the Throne's monstrous multidimensional game to stay the execution of Earth, and won - they made a deadly, devious enemy of the alien master of The House of Doors. Now Sith is back, and his game is more deadly yet. In worlds that are known, and others beyond imagining . . . in mad machine worlds, and some that can only be the product of a diseased mind - indeed, in one such that is a diseased mind - Sith's new game will be played out to the bitter end. For the game is rigged, The House of Doors inscrutable as ever, and its doors all designed to lead Gill and his companions ever deeper into worlds of uttermost terror . . .
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Parkes Thirty Years of Radio Astronomy

Parkes  Thirty Years of Radio Astronomy

That was the driving force behind getting the precision surface on the Parkes dish
. The Jodrell Bank telescope had been designed (to the specification 75-cm
wavelength) before Ewen (1954) and Dicke, Purcell & Wittke (1954) discovered
the ...

Author: DK Milne

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643105942

Category: Science

Page: 162

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The opening of the Parkes radio telescope in October 1961 placed Australia at the forefront of international research in radio astronomy and ushered in an era of rapid developments in our understanding of the origin and nature of the Universe and our place within it. Thirty years later, the scientists, engineers and technical staff involved in the establishment, operation and subsequent development of this most successful of Australian research instruments gathered to review and reflect on their achievements, and to recount many of the human stories that were so intimately bound up with this extraordinarily productive period in Australia's scientific history. This book presents their accounts of the work and life at Parkes, and provides a fresh perspective on the growth of Australian science over the past three decades.
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State of the Universe 2007

State of the Universe 2007

Telescope l00.0 I Effelsberg Radio Telescope Effelsberg, Germany http://www.
mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/index_e.htmI Second largest steerable single dish in the
world 76.0 I The Lovell Telescope jodrell Bank, University of http://www.]b.man.ac
.uk/ ...

Author: Martin A. Ratcliffe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387688176

Category: Science

Page: 193

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The aim of this book (and subsequent volumes issued annually) is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader. It will be published every year in September in a format suitable for an appeal to the Christmas market. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals that astronomers and astrophysicists around the world are aiming for. The target is to capture the excitement of modern astronomical research enabling reader to stay up-to-date with its rapid pace and development.
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Sky and Telescope

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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Author: Charles Federer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019250169

Category: Astronomy

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