The Mark II Telescope at Jodrell Bank

Although less famous than the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, the Mk II (which was to be a prototype for the 300ft Mark IV which never came to pass) was the first telescope in the world to be controlled by a digital computer and was operational by 1964.

Although less famous than the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, the Mk II (which was to be a prototype for the 300ft Mark IV which never came to pass) was the first telescope in the world to be controlled by a digital computer and was operational by 1964.
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The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. Flickr Explored on 12th April 2017.<br/><br/>The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. Although less famous than the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, the Mk II (which was to be a prototype for the 300ft Mark IV which never came to pass) was the first telescope in the world to be controlled by a digital computer and was operational by 1964. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War.
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Date2007-04-08 13:54:18
DescriptionAlthough less famous than the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, the Mk II (which was to be a prototype for the 300ft Mark IV which never came to pass) was the first telescope in the world to be controlled by a digital computer and was operational by 1964.
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CopyrightCopyright 2007 Ken Davies and Debbie Phillips
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