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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


Antony Hewish and the 4-acre array

The Lord's Bridge Observatory has been at the forefront of radio astronomical research since it was founded in 1957. A history of the observatory and the contributions of the Astrophysics group can be found here.

Subject to the long-term plans of the future of the Lord's Bridge Observatory, there are opportunities for the development of a Radio Astronomy Heritage and Education Centre, building on existing outreach facilities.

There is a large demand for educational visits to the observatory and they have been very successful. There is a need to develop and enhance the existing infrastructure, models and educational material to increase involvement and engagement with young people and the public.

The 4C Radio Telescope
Martin Ryle
The One-Mile Telescope