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Issue Date: 24/09/2002
Issue Name: Astronomy Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Celebrating the world's first large radio telescope and the man behind it: Sir Bernard Lovell. The Lovell Telescope has stood proudly over the Cheshire Plain since its completion in 1957 and is the flagship of the Jodrell Bank Observatory. The observatory is a place of learning, teaching and research for the many engineers, astronomers and students who develop and use the radio telescopes.
For over 50 years the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been a familiar feature of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark in the world of astronomy. This cover was officially produced with the Jodrell Bank Observatory. It has a Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield postmark, and is available signed by Sir Bernard Lovell, Arthur C Clarke, or double signed by Sir Bernard Lovell and Professor Alex Boksenberg.
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Prior to the last war, the young Dr Bernard Lovell was studying cosmic rays using a Wilson Cloud Chamber n the physics department of the university of Manchester. He was in the operations room of the coastal defence radar station at Saxton Wold on September 3rd 1939, when Prime Minister Chamberlain broadcast that we were at war with Germany. It was there that he saw the sporadic echoes on the defence radar that, six years later, led him to borrow the Army radar equipment which he set up in the quadrangle outside the Schuster Laboratory in Manchester. Interference from the tram along Oxford Road made him seek a it well away from the centre of Manchester. He found that the Botany department had some land in Cheshire at a place called Jodrell Bank - a bank being a small river valley cutting across the Cheshire Plain, this one being name after the Jaudrell family.
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Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell OBE FRS was an English physicist and radio astronomer. He was the first Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, from 1945 to 1980.
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.
Mind blowingly clever, Professor Boksenberg has developed a huge amount of the instruments used in astrology around the world.He developed a new field of observational cosmology revealed the content and physical properties of galaxies and the intergalactic medium back to a time near the beginning of the Universe.This field has developed as a major contributor to understanding how the Universe evolved from the Big Bang to the present day.