Jodrell Bank farmhouse dwarfed by the famous radio telescope

Jodrell Bank farmhouse dwarfed by the famous radio telescope

Jodrell Bank - support tower detail

Your Final Tip:Take a visit to our famous Jodrell Bank

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.

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.

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

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

The Lovell Telescope viewed from the control room

Jodrell Bank - Whether you're a keen astronomer or just curious to learn more about the galaxy, Jodrell Bank is a fascinating place to visit.

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

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

Installation of the original reflector dish on the Jodrell Bank radio telescope

Installation of the original reflector dish on the Jodrell Bank radio telescope

Iconic structure - Jodrell Bank radio telescope towers above the trees

Iconic structure - Jodrell Bank radio telescope towers above the trees

The Lovell Telescope - looking gleaming with its recently resurfaced dish

The Lovell Telescope - looking gleaming with its recently resurfaced dish

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