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Carole

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Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status
« on: Jul 08, 2019, 09:17:09 »
Jodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race.

The site in Cheshire is part of the University of Manchester. It is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.

It joins the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon and other locations that have been added to the prestigious list.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48893080

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Jodrell Bank goes full UNESCO while Dundee awaits the decomissioners

There was good news and bad news for UK space boffinry this weekend: Jodrell Bank Observatory was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, while the more humble Dundee Satellite Receiving Station stood at the edge of oblivion.

more: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/08/jodrell_bank_goes_full_unesco/

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Re: Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2019, 11:48:55 »
fascinating article on the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station Rick.

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