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Timeline of Jodrell Bank Observatory

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This is a timeline of Jodrell Bank Observatory. 1930s
  • 1939 — Jodrell Bank site purchased by the University of Manchester as a botany field station.
1940s
  • 1945, December — Bernard Lovell arrives at Jodrell Bank with several trailers of radar equipment from World War II.
  • 1947 — The 66 meter Transit Telescope is constructed.
1950s
  • 1950, August — The transit telescope is used to make the first detection of radio waves from the nearby Andromeda Galaxy.
  • 1950 — Charles Husband presents first drawings of the proposed giant, fully steerable radio telescope.
  • 1952, September — Construction of the Mark I telescope begins.
  • 1957, October — The Mark I telescope becomes operational. It tracks the carrier rocket of Sputnik 1; the only telescope in the West able to do so.
1960s
  • 1960, May — Lord Nuffield pays the remaining debt on the Mark I and the observatory is renamed the Nuffield Radio Astronom
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