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At 250 feet across the great telescope built at Jodrell Bank in the 1950s, was for a long time the biggest steerable radio telescope in the world. It also proved to be a major player in both the Cold War and the Space Race. In 1987 it was officially named the Lovell Telescope, in honour of its founder Sir Bernard Lovell.

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The giant radio telescope at Jodrell Bank - a marvel of post war British engineering construction

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Early photo of the completed telescope shortly after becoming operational in 1957

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The Lovell Telescope - looking gleaming with its recently resurfaced dish

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Early photo of the completed telescope, looking lighter in its construction than it does today with just the single original reflector dish

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Jodrell Bank - twilight photo

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