Wednesday, May 25, 2022

United Kingdom: Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell Bank Observatory  in Cheshire, England, hosts a number of radio telescopes as part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. The observatory was established in 1945 by Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the university, to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar in the Second World War. It has since played an important role in the research of meteoroids, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age.

Thanks to Ms S. Montgomery. The stamp on the right is from 2008 and taken from set of 8. Stag Beetle is featured on the stamp. On the left is definitive Machin.

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