R.I.P Sir Bernard Lovell


Rooters Reporter
Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell died on Monday at the age of 98. He is most reknowned as the founder and first director of Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire

The 76m Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank was conceived by Lovell and in 1945 he began working with engineer Sir Charles Husband to build the telescope. Completed in 1957 the telescope is not only a landmark in rural Cheshire but also a landmark of British science and engineering and a landmark in world astronomy. In 2011 the observatory was shortlisted for World Heritage Site status in recognition of its worldwide importance to research and education.

Sir Bernard Lovell is survived by four of his five children, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Ninety-eight was a remarkable innings for a remarkble man.

My condolences to his family, friends, acquaintances, admirers and followers.

Best wishes.

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