View of the Mark 1A radio telescope, Jodrell Bank

View of the Mark 1A radio telescope, Jodrell Bank

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Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: View of the 250 foot (76 metre) diameter dish of the Mark 1A radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, near Manchester, England. Commissioned in 1957, the Mark 1 was the world's first giant dish radio telescope. It was improved in 1970/71 & designated the Mark 1A. Photo taken May 1987.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, jodrell bank, observatory, radio telescope

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