Tuesday, 29th December…the day before Storm Frank is due to hit the UK. Flood-hit areas in the UK are still reeling from severe flooding and bracing themselves for more rain and gale-force winds from a new weather system officially named as Storm Frank.
A lull in the weather, a beautiful day and a chance to visit the castle, quite a few people doing the same thing. Pretty windy already up at the top today, the next two days will be dreadful with torrential rain and gale force winds forecasted for most of the UK.
Mow Cop Castle is situated above the village of Mow Cop, a village that straddles the Staffordshire/Cheshire border. The castle itself was built as a summerhouse in 1754 for Randle Wilbraham I of Rode Hall.
I’m standing in Staffordshire looking out over the Cheshire Plain and the large radio telescope of Jodrell Bank Observatory is clearly visible today.
Happy Birthday Jodrell Bank!
Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell, OBE, FRS (31 August 1913 – 6 August 2012) was an English physicist and radio astronomer.
Jodrell Bank Observatory celebrates its 70th birthday this month. Seventy years ago Bernard Lovell, a physicist at the University of Manchester, switched on some army surplus radar equipment in a muddy field in Cheshire, part of the University’s Botany Department. With permission to stay for just two weeks, he never left. And now Jodrell Bank Observatory is a world-renowned centre of radio astronomy research.
Since 1957, the Lovell Telescope has led the world in exploring the invisible universe using radiowaves. It also holds the distinction of being both the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world and a Grade 1 listed structure.
December…. 10 of 12 images for ’12 Months Of The Same Image’.
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