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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Radio Telescopes

Radio Telescopes

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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 115700556X

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Page: 400

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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: 96. Chapters: Radio telescope, Arecibo Observatory, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Lovell Telescope, List of radio telescopes, Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Allen Telescope Array, LOFAR, Square Kilometre Array, Ooty Radio Telescope, Very Small Array, MERLIN, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Algonquin Radio Observatory, Very Large Array, Holmdel Horn Antenna, Parkes Observatory, South Pole Telescope, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Mark II, Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, Aperture synthesis, Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope, Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, GEM Radio Telescope, Very Long Baseline Array, Green Bank Telescope, Bochum Observatory, MeerKAT, Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope, OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, Pluton, Mark III, Vega-Bray Observatory, The Dish, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Array, Zond 3, Toru? Centre for Astronomy, One-Mile Telescope, Ohio State University Radio Observatory, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Onsala Space Observatory, Cosmic Background Imager, Submillimeter Array, LOPES, Hale Solar Laboratory, Millstone Hill, Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory, ARO 12m Radio Telescope, Mills Cross Telescope, Tenerife Experiment, Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex, Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, European VLBI Network, Nan ay Radio Telescope, Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory, Ryle Telescope, Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope, Carnarvon Tracking Station, Mauritius Radio Telescope, Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory, Warkworth Radio Telescope, Green Bank Interferometer, Focal Pla...
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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: 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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Steerable radio telescope

Steerable radio telescope

Author: Victoria University of Manchester

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ISBN: OCLC:80688407

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Page: 80

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British Space Programme

British Space Programme

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230607366

Category:

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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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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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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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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Astronomical Observations

Astronomical Observations

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), about
32 ...

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.
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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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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

Figure 1 A single dish telescope scans a radio source (here, Cassiopeia A),
recording the signal it receives as a trace ... The 76-metre (250-ft) Mark I
telescope at Jodrell Bank, towering over the Cheshire plain, was the first of these
giants.

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Page: 64

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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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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

Page:

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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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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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Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

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. Ele Edo Mew Go Favorites Help Nuffield Radio Astronomy ...

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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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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Out of the Zenith

Out of the Zenith

Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001388314

Category: Radio astronomy

Page: 255

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Categories: Radio astronomy

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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