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Lovell Bernard A1

Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
Image title: 
Portrait of Bernard Lovell
Credit line: 
Copyright Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives; for permission to publish please contact Lucinda Douglas-Menzies at lucinda@douglas-menzies.com or www.douglas-menzies.com

Portrait of Bernard Lovell, Physicist and radio Astronomer. Taken in the control room at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, with the Lovell Telescope in the background, constructed with University funding. When it was built in the mid 1950's the telescope was the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world at 76.2m (250ft) in diameter; even now it is the third largest, after the Green Bank and Effelsberg telescopes and forms part of the MERLIN and European VLB1 Network arrays of radio telescopes. Photo used in book and exhibit 'Portraits of Astronomers' by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies.

Photo date: 
November 14, 2007
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 7 x 7 inches)
Lovell, Bernard, 1913-2012