Jodrell Bank Observatory has been announced an Unesco World Heritage Site.

It has been at the cutting edge of cosmic research since its initiation in 1945 and followed US and Russian specialty during the space race.

The site in Cheshire is a piece of the University of Manchester. It is commanded by the milestone Lovell Telescope.

It joins the old Iraqi city of Babylon and different areas that have been added to the esteemed rundown.

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Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky (left), who went on three space flights, met Jodrell Bank originator Sir Bernard Lovell in 1967

The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to settle on the most recent locales to be given the respect – granted to territories consid Bykovsky (left), who went on three space flights, met Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell in 1967
The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour – awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties.

Scientific research began at Jodrell Bank Observatory in 1945 when the physicist Sir Bernard Lovell came to the University of Manchester.

The site pioneered the then new science of radio astronomy, which used radio waves instead of visible light to understand the universe.

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