Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK
Reason to visit: Gargantuan radio telescpope
Jodrell Bank is an observatory in Cheshire, England. The large radio telescope you see before you is the third largest of its kind in the world, and is named the Lovell Telescope after the late Sir Bernard Lovell, a physicist and radio astronomer who was director of the observatory from 1945 to 1980.
The Lovell Telescope is part of a large array spanning Britain that combines the power of many telescopes to more accurately survey the night sky.
Jodrell Bank has contributed research towards the study of Cosmic Background Radiation, and twice appeared in the Douglas Adams classics, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
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