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Sir Bernard Lovell (1913–2012)

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Science  14 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6100, pp. 1307
DOI: 10.1126/science.1229080

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Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell, who died on 6 August at the age of 98, was a pioneer of radio astronomy. He is known as the founder of the Jodrell Bank Observatory and built its telescope, which bears his name. Fifty-five years after its inauguration, the Lovell telescope remains one of the largest steerable telescopes in the world.