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Lovell Telescope

Lower Withington ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1952
  Finished1957
Building Uses
 - communication
 - science
Structural Types
 - other

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire291 ftaxis + dish radius
top position
Height of axis166 ft

Description
• At the time of completions, this was world's largest completely steerable parabolic antenna.
• The telescope was renamed the Lovell Radio Telescope in 1987 after Bernard Lovell, the facilities first director.
• Diameter of dish: 76.2 m

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