Model (scale 1:200) of the Jodrell Bank Lovell Telescope

Made:
1957 (original); 1961 (model)
maker:
United Steel Companies Ltd.
and
United Steel Companies Ltd.
and

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Model (scale 1:200) of the Lowell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Front three quarter view, light grey
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Model (scale 1:200) of the Lowell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Front three quarter view, graduated grey
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Model (scale 1:200) of the Lowell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Front view, light grey background. From
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Model (scale 1:200) of the Lowell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Front view, graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model (scale 1:200) of Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope.

This model (scale 1:200), of the Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire was made in 1961. United Steel Companies Companies, who constructed the radio telescope for Manchester University, also built this model. Known as the Mark-1 Telescope, it has a 250-foot (76m) parabolic dish that was directed using early electronic computers. The project to build the telescope was the brainchild of Prof. Bernard Lovell, a pioneer of radio astronomy. Shortly after being commissioned, the Jodrell Bank telescope sprung to prominence in 1957 as it tracked the Russian Spunik probe and later interplanetary spacecraft. Since being built it has been continually updated and despite being 35 years old, is still at the forefront of astronomical research.

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Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1961-159
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
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credit:
United Steel Companies Ltd
status:
Permanent collection

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