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    Default The Mullard Observatory Telescopes January 2016


    After seeing Mockingbirds report and working close by i decided to pay a visit one afternoon.
    Had a good walk round but had to dodge a small white van several times, how i was not seen i'll never know.

    I visited both sites.


    A little history

    Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO) is home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, but with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of 100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory commenced at Lord's Bridge,[1] a few kilometres to the west of Cambridge. The observatory was founded under Martin Ryle of the Radio-Astronomy Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and was opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957. This group is now known as the Cavendish Astrophysics Group. A portion of the track bed of the old line, running nearly East-West for several miles, was used to form the main part of the "5km" radio-telescope and the Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope.



    on with the pics













    And the other site









    If you got this far thanks for looking.

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    Very good shots there, nice one.

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    Have to say - they really are a thing of modern beauty - its almost art - the pictures - fantastic
    nicley done

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    Love this thanks for sharing.

    a clip of it being built
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgbKUZEABO8

    and aclip of it moving

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yiv1-vBSdg
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    Nicely Done,
    Smiler
    😁

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    Cool stuff well done..
    ㄥ丹∨工れ◯

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    I still need to get here and have a look myself; it's not too far from me. Great photos jsp77 :)

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    You've got some superb shots here,and the last pic is the tops for me just wonderful!! it would make a great poster.

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    Thanks for the kind comments and yes Rubex you should get yourself down and have a look.

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    What a gorgeous set of images! Spot on!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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