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.
Categories: Science

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: 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.
Categories: History

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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New Scientist

New Scientist

Radio astronomers at Jodrell Bank now have one of the world's best instruments
for studying quasars and radio galaxies, the MERLIN array of telescopes that
stretches from Cheshire to Gloucestershire. They also link the large Jodrell Bank
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Page: 82

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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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New Scientist

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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Page: 88

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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

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020957517

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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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1961 NASA Authorization

1961 NASA Authorization

I assume , of course , that the Jodrell Bank Observatory , which is basically
financed by the British Government , is fully ... Jodrell Bank telescope is more
than a token sum , it is not however , I think , the full value by any means of the
services ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00176594822

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Page: 492

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Summary of Hearings

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 .

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

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043588511

Category: Astronautics

Page: 46

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Categories: Astronautics

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: N. Jackson

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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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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New Scientist

New Scientist

The Very Large Array consists of 27 telescopes spread over some 27 kilometres
of flat cattle plains . Merlin is a set of radio dishes that stretches from Jodrell Bank
to Cambridge , a distance of 300 kilometres . The most important way of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015028682915

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Astronomical Contributions from the University of Manchester

Astronomical Contributions from the University of Manchester

60-62 , July 13 , 1957 ) THE JODRELL BANK RADIO TELESCOPE By Prof.
A. C. B. LOVELL , O.B.E. , F.R.S. TH THE large radio telescope which has been
built at the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station of the University of Manchester is
nearly ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001946158

Category: Astronomy

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Astronomical Contributions

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 ...

Author: University of Manchester

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019256943

Category: Astronomy

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The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer

The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer

Design and erection of Jodrell Bank radio - telescope Unique feat of engineering
in structural steelwork The 250 ft . dia . bowl of the world ' s largest radio -
telescope at Jodrell Bank , Cheshire . In the centre is the 55 ft . aerial mast which
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ISBN: UOM:39015080155891

Category: Municipal engineering

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Commonwealth Survey

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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ISBN: UOM:39015030451267

Category: Commonwealth countries

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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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Our Present Knowledge of the Universe

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 ...

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Manchester : Manchester U.P

ISBN: UOM:39015065661087

Category: Astronomy

Page: 104

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Planetarium

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 ...

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ISBN: CHI:77354288

Category: Astronomy

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Research Fields in Physics at United Kingdom Universities and Polytechnics

Research Fields in Physics at United Kingdom Universities and Polytechnics

5 ft ) telescopes are used for this work , the data being analysed by online
computers . Interferometric measurements are made using the Jodrell Bank
telescopes in conjunction with 5 distant radiotelescopes connected to Jodrell
Bank by radio ...

Author: Institute of Physics (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4128566

Category: Physics

Page: 420

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Categories: Physics