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.

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

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

The Lovell Telescope - looking gleaming with its recently resurfaced dish

The Lovell Telescope - looking gleaming with its recently resurfaced dish

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

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