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First Day at Jodrell Bank. Jodrell Bank celebrates 70th birthday
14 December 2015: Seventy years ago today Bernard Lovell, a physicist at the University of Manchester, switched on some army surplus radar equipment at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, part of the University's Botany Department. With permission to stay for just two weeks, he never left. And now Jodrell Bank Observatory is a world-renowned centre of radio astronomy research.
Professor Rod Davies. Professor Rod Davies CBE FRS
11 November 2015: It is with great sadness that we must report that Professor Rodney Deane Davies CBE FRS passed away at the weekend. Director of Jodrell Bank from 1988 to 1997, he will be greatly missed.
Two galaxies colliding. 'Kathryn's wheel' collision lights up galaxy
17 August 2015: A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are slamming into each other, producing a colourful firework display.
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