A trip out to Lords Bridge

My first visit to the remnants of Lords Bridge railway station was today. Of course this is where the visitors centre is for the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO)… given I’ve been working at the Cavendish for 5 months it was actually great to get out and see the site. So much fantastic astrophysics has been discovered using the telescopes of these sites. I do always enjoy going out and seeing big dishes…
Here is an antenna from the one mile telescope:
One-Mile Telescope Antenna
which has seen better days:
One-Mile Telescope Antenna
There are a bunch of other fantastic (and retired) telescopes there including the Interplanetary Scintillation Array (important for the discovery of pulsars):
Interplanetary Scintillation Array
and the cylindrical 4C array:
4C Array
Finally there is the cutting edge research of the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI) which looks in the small array like you walked into a scene from a scifi movie of the past:
Arcminute Microkelvin Imager

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One response to “A trip out to Lords Bridge”

  1. Krioma.net Blog says :

    A review of my 2011

    2011 will always be one of the most memorable years in my life – it better be as I did get married 🙂 The year started off with me being back in the UK for my birthday which was great…

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