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: Science

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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British Space Programme

British Space Programme

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230607366

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Page: 48

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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...
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Science and Spectacle

Science and Spectacle

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

Author: John Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317743033

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.
Categories: History

Eyes on the Sky

Eyes on the Sky

This book traces the development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, and explains the basic principles of telescopes that operate in different parts of electromagnetic spectrum.

Author: Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198734277

Category: Astronomy

Page: 280

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Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays, has again transformed our understanding of the whole Universe. In this book Francis Graham-Smith explains how this technology can be engaged to give us a more in-depth picture of the nature of the universe. Looking at both ground-based telescopes and telescopes on spacecraft, he analyses their major discoveries, from planets and pulsars to cosmology. Large research teams and massive data handling are necessary, but the excitement of discovery is increasingly shared by a growing public, who can even join in some of the analysis by remote computer techniques. Observational astronomy has become international. All major projects are now partnerships; most notably the Square Kilometre Array, which will involve astronomers from over 100 countries and will physically exist in several of them. Covering the history and development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, Eyes on the Sky traces what happens when humankind looks up.
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Radio Telescope Reflectors

Radio Telescope Reflectors

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

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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Radio Telescope Reflectors

Radio Telescope Reflectors

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319879588

Category: Science

Page: 275

View: 941

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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Jodrell Bank Radio Telescopes

Jodrell Bank Radio Telescopes

Author: Cheshire (England). County Planning Department

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ISBN: OCLC:1252177331

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Page: 4

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An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

This text provides a thorough introduction to radio astronomy and its contribution to our understanding of the universe, bridging the gap between basic introductions and research-level treatments.

Author: Bernard F. Burke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108100274

Category: Science

Page:

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Radio astronomy is an active and rapidly expanding field due to advances in computing techniques, with several important new instruments on the horizon. This text provides a thorough introduction to radio astronomy and its contribution to our understanding of the universe, bridging the gap between basic introductions and research-level treatments. It begins by covering the fundamentals physics of radio techniques, before moving on to single-dish telescopes and aperture synthesis arrays. Fully updated and extensively rewritten, the fourth edition places greater emphasis on techniques, with detailed discussion of interferometry in particular, and comprehensive coverage of digital techniques in the appendices. The science sections are fully revised, with new author Peter N. Wilkinson bringing added expertise to the sections on pulsars, quasars and active galaxies. Spanning the entirety of radio astronomy, this is an engaging introduction for students and researchers approaching radio astronomy for the first time.
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The Lovell Telescope

The Lovell Telescope

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ISBN: OCLC:520703972

Category: Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, Eng

Page: 16

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Categories: Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, Eng

The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula

The Symposium on the Crab Nebula was held in the University of Manchester from 5 to 7 August, 1970.

Author: R.D. Davies

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401030878

Category: Science

Page: 470

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The Symposium on the Crab Nebula was held in the University of Manchester from 5 to 7 August, 1970. The meetings on the first day were held in the Physics Department on the University campus, and on the second and third days at the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank. The 4th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, convened in the University and at Jodrell Bank fifteen years earlier (25-27 August, 1955), dealt with the entire subject of radio and radar astronomy. Now the subject matter of this 46th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union was confined to one single object. It is interesting to recall that even at the 1955 symposium the Crab Nebula figured prominently. In particular, J. H. Oort described the new measurements of the polariza tion of the light from the nebula and I. S. Shklovsky explained the light and radio emission in terms of the motion of relativistic electrons in the magnetic field of the nebula. No one could have foreseen the exciting discoveries of a decade later which stimulated the assembly of 172 participants to this 1970 Symposium. In addition to the lectures and discussions the visitors were able to tour the laboratories and telescopes at J odrell Bank to see the various researches in progress. The demonstrations included a real-time display on a cathode ray tube of the pulses from pulsar CP 0328 received in the 250 ft steerable telescope.
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Beyond Southern Skies

Beyond Southern Skies

Beyond Southern Skies tells the story of the planning and construction of the Parkes Telescope in rural New South Wales, Australia and surveys its achievements over the past thirty years.

Author: Peter Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521414083

Category: Nature

Page: 357

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Beyond Southern Skies tells the story of the planning and construction of the Parkes Telescope in rural New South Wales, Australia and surveys its achievements over the past thirty years. Around this central theme Peter Robertson presents a broader history of radio astronomy, describing its rapid rise to become the respected partner of traditional optical astronomy. The opening up of the radio window on the universe has been one of the most exciting developments in modern science. The technical achievements of the telescope outlined in Peter Robertson's very readable book will be accessible to a general audience. Readers will be fascinated by the lively account of the personalities, politics and controversy that lay behind the decision to build the Parkes Telescope. Since its completion in 1961, the telescope has contributed much to our knowledge of quasars, pulsars, masers, supernova remnants and molecular clouds, as well as the other unusual objects discovered in recent years. During the 1990s the telescope will continue to play a part in our quest to understand the origin and nature of the universe, and our place in it.
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Space Has No Frontier

Space Has No Frontier

Space Has No Frontier: Thrilling Biography Chronicles Life of Sir Bernard Lovell - Britain's Unsung Wartime & Space HeroMeticulously researched by a personal friend of Sir Bernard Lovell, John Bromley-Davenport, 'Space Has No Frontier: The ...

Author: John Bromley-Davenport

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798686538658

Category:

Page: 338

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Space Has No Frontier: Thrilling Biography Chronicles Life of Sir Bernard Lovell - Britain's Unsung Wartime & Space HeroMeticulously researched by a personal friend of Sir Bernard Lovell, John Bromley-Davenport, 'Space Has No Frontier: The terrestrial life and times of Sir Bernard Lovell' tells the remarkable story of one of the UK's most influential, intelligent and legendary physicists, and the father of radio astronomy. While predominantly known as the first Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory (1945 to 1980), Lovell was also a saviour of WWII, the Space Race, Cold War, the moon landings and was played an important role in preventing Britain from nuclear attack. From his early years studying physics to his development of the Jodrell Bank telescopes that stand to this day, still at the forefront of research into Space and the origins of the Universe, Lovell had a life that has clearly etched itself into the history books.Bernard Lovell was a quiet and unassuming man but was nevertheless an epic figure in British wartime and scientific history; not only as the father of radio astronomy but also for his his vital work on radar during the Second World War and his pivotal roles in everything from the Space Race and the Moon landings to the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.In his new book, 'Space Has No Frontier: The Terrestrial Life and Times of Bernard Lovell', Bromley-Davenport unravels Lovell's life with illuminating fascination and curiosity.Bernard Lovell was born in 1913 and his story encompasses many of the great events of last hundred years: the Second World War, the invention of radio astronomy, the space race, the Moon landings, the exploration of the Solar System, the Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis and the defence of Britain against nuclear attack. "He ranks as one of the great visionary leaders of science," Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, said of him. Sir Patrick Moore described him as "The Isaac Newton of radio astronomy." The Jodrell Bank Observatory and the Lovell Telescope have held their place at the frontier of research for over sixty years. This book seeks to explore succinctly and accessibly Lovell's life and achievements in the scientific and political context of the time. His legacy remains great, as can be seen from the extensive media coverage and personal tributes that his death in 2012 attracted all over the world. Lovell was much more than a dry old scientist. He was a very fine cricketer, a superb musician and organist, a great communicator a brilliant gardener and a wonderful family. Truly he was a man for all seasons. This biography is sure to have a broad and timely interest. "I knew Lovell and his amazing wife for many years," explains the author. "If you passed him in the street you wouldn't know who he was, even though, without his contributions to science, you likely wouldn't be alive today. I wanted to chronicle his life so as to get to the essence of an extraordinary man, and also cut through the science to tell his story so any layperson can understand it. You need no scientific knowledge to read and appreciate the text - it's just an honest account of a man's life; a man who changed the course of British history for the better. He did this all while remaining successful in many other areas of life, including music, cricket, gardening, dendrology and more."Continuing, "He was a true renaissance man in every sense of the phrase, and his Lovell telescope remains at the forefront of research seven decades on. seven decades later. It's a fixture of the Cheshire landscape and now anyone can find out the true story behind it. On the 7th July 2019, the observatory became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which would have made Lovell immensely proud. I'm so proud that his work and influence lives on, and hope this book plays its part in keeping his story alive."
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High Sensitivity Radio Astronomy

High Sensitivity Radio Astronomy

This volume provides graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and wide-ranging review of the new and future research possible with high-sensitivity radio telescopes.

Author: R. J. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521573505

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Enhanced sensitivity radio telescopes are producing dramatic results. An international conference was held in Jodrell Bank to take stock of these advances. This timely volume presents the review articles presented by a host of world experts who gathered at this meeting. We are shown how high sensitivity is advancing our understanding in radio spectral line analysis, radio continuum observations of galaxies, cosmology, pulsars, and radio emission from stars; what new and enhanced instruments are now available and those planned for the future. This volume provides graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and wide-ranging review of the new and future research possible with high-sensitivity radio telescopes.
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Astronomer By Chance

Astronomer By Chance

For years, the world's most powerful instruments for probing the depths of space were the Jodrell Bank telescopes in England.

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018512767

Category: Science

Page: 381

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For years, the world's most powerful instruments for probing the depths of space were the Jodrell Bank telescopes in England. This autobiography by the man responsible for the telescopes describes the development of the new science of radio astronomy out of the crucible of British radar research during World War II. It also looks at the promise and pitfalls of Big Science at the dawn of the Space Age. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Steerable radio telescope

Steerable radio telescope

Author: Victoria University of Manchester

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:80688407

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Page: 80

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