Lovell, Bernard

Lovell, Bernard
   b. 1913, Oldham Common, Gloucestershire
   Astrophysicist, author and cricket lover, Sir Bernard Lovell was a pioneer of radio astronomy in the period immediately following the Second World War. The building of the giant radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, followed initial success in the detection of meteor showers using radar. The financial difficulties encountered by the program did not stop the telescope, and it and Lovell became world famous. The successful tracking of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 in October 1957 earned Lovell a knighthood in 1961, and confirmed Britain’s place at the forefront of radio astronomy. A distinguished academic, contributing to numerous scientific journals, Lovell popularized astronomy by considering the broader theoretical issues posed by space exploration and modern cosmology. His books include Radio Astronomy (1951), The Exploration of Outer Space (1961) and In The Centre of Immensities (1978), the latter of which articulated his view of a compatibility between faith and science.
   See also: science

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