Jodrell Bank farmhouse dwarfed by the famous radio telescope

Jodrell Bank farmhouse dwarfed by the famous radio telescope

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Striking early photo of Jodrell Bank radio telescope with its dish completely upside down

Striking early photo of Jodrell Bank radio telescope with its dish completely upside down

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Jodrell Bank - support tower detail

Jodrell Bank - support tower detail

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The Lovell Telescope viewed from the control room

The Lovell Telescope viewed from the control room

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Jodrell Bank construction photo revealing structure of the dish and central support arc

Jodrell Bank construction photo revealing structure of the dish and central support arc

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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

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 construction photo showing the first fitted reflector plates in the centre of the bowl

Jodrell Bank construction photo showing the first fitted reflector plates in the centre of the bowl

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Early stages of Jodrell Bank radio telescope construction with just the beginnings of its two support towers visible

Early stages of Jodrell Bank radio telescope construction with just the beginnings of its two support towers visible

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The predecessor to the famous Lovell telescope and on the same Jodrell Bank site, was the 218 foot Transit radio telescope which was constructed in 1947 and was essentially just a network of antennae and taught wires in a field.

The predecessor to the famous Lovell telescope and on the same Jodrell Bank site, was the 218 foot Transit radio telescope which was constructed in 1947 and was essentially just a network of antennae and taught wires in a field.

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Sir Bernard Lovell - founder and co-creator (along with civil engineer Charles Husband), of the great Mk I radio telescope at Jodrell Bank - Photographed here in the 1960s close to the Mk II telescope.

Sir Bernard Lovell - founder and co-creator (along with civil engineer Charles Husband), of the great Mk I radio telescope at Jodrell Bank - Photographed here in the 1960s close to the Mk II telescope.

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