Jodrell bank telescope construction

Jodrell bank telescope construction

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Credit: JODRELL BANK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Jodrell Bank. Historic photograph of construction in the mid-1950s of the 250 foot (76 metre) diameter Mark 1 radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, near Manchester, England. The world's first giant dish radio telescope, the Mark 1 was commissioned in October 1957. After improvement work in 1970/71 it was designated the Mark 1A.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, construction, historical, jodrell bank, mark 1 radio telescope, observatory, radio telescope

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