Parts from the Cambridge Interplanetary Scintillation Array

Made:
1967 in Cambridge
designer:
Antony Hewish

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Pulsar array as originally installed. Black and white archive image
University of Cambridge, Department of Physics.
University of Cambridge, Department of Physics.

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Parts of the interplanetary scintillation array (also known as the 4-acre array) built at Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge, 1967. Designed by Antony Hewish and used by Jocelyn Bell to detect pulsars. Consists of two wooden vertical supports, one wooden cross support, and a section of copper wire and cables.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
2009-43
Materials:
metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
radio telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
  • component - object
credit:
University of Cambridge
status:
Permanent collection

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