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The History of Jodrell Bank

The story of Jodrell Bank begins in 1945 when Bernard Lovell came to the University of Manchester to observe cosmic rays. A quiet observing site was required and the University's botanical station at a little known place called Jodrell Bank, 20 miles south of Manchester, was the ideal location. Today, Jodrell Bank is a leading radio astronomy facility.

The history of Jodrell Bank has also been written about in a series of books:

Sir Bernard Lovell has also been the subject of several books, including:

Jodrell Bank has also played a role in the history of the University of Manchester; this is covered in a series of books about the University: