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1957 Press Photo Largest Radio Telescope In World Scientific Research Workers

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Largest Radio Telescope in the World For Scientific Research into the Atmosphere.: The Largest radio Telescope in the world was shown to the press yesterday for the first time. Built at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire for Manchester University- at a cost of about £650,000 - it consists of a gigantic copper mesh bowl weighing 780 tons and suspene between two towers 180 ft. high. Funds for its constructions were provide by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Nuffield Foundation. The diameter of bowl is 250 ft- and the aerial masts are 62 ft. high. The total weight of the moving parts is 2,000 tons. It will be used for the investigation by scientists of the arrival aurora borealis etc. Photo shows welders and platers seen placing plates in the reflector.

Photo measures 10 x 8 inches.

Photo is dated 6-26-1957.

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