Jodrell Bank


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Jodrell Bank

(ˈdʒɒdrəl)
n
(Placename) an astronomical observatory in NW England, in Cheshire: radio telescope with a steerable parabolic dish, 75 m (250 ft) in diameter
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The company has been involved in a number of large projects including the complex refurbishment of the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
JODRELL Bank has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jodrell Bank Observatory (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) Located in a rural area of northwest England, free from radio interference, Jodrell Bank is one of the world's leading radio astronomy observatories.
JODRELL Bank in Cheshire has been named a Unesco World Heritage site.
| Jodrell Bank, part of the University of Manchester, was founded in 1945 and is home to the Lovell Telescope, which surveys radio emissions from other galaxies and investigates meteors.
Jodrell Bank becomes the 32nd site in the UK to receive the status.
Cheshire is home to Jodrell Bank, which captured the first images of the surface of the moon when Apollo 11 touched down in 1969, and Delamere Forest, one the oldest woodlands in Britain.
Cheshire's Jodrell Bank observatory - home to the spectacular 250ft diameter Lovell radio telescope - will find out in July if it has been awarded UNESCO world heritage site status.
They also insist that measures can be put in place to ensure the Jodrell Bank radio telescope can still work effectively - after a report commissioned by Sibelco suggested that the quarry could not be operated at a level quiet enough to meet the requirements of the University of Manchester, which runs the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1957: The Radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, planned by Sir Bernard Lovell, went into operation.
Scientists at Jodrell Bank, in Cheshire, could focus their giant radio telescopes on tracking the huge suspected rock which is hurtling through space at up to 196,000mph.