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Sir Bernard Lovell dies aged 98


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#1    Saru

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

The pioneering physicist and astronomer was regarded as one of the great visionary leaders of science.

BBC News said:

Pioneering astronomer and physicist Sir Bernard Lovell has died aged 98. Sir Bernard, who was born near Bristol and studied in the city, was the founder of University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Wow... I had thought he passed away decades ago...

RIP Sir Bernard... You helped pave the way for us all...


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

sad news. hopefully they have a piece on this or next months sky at night for him.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

View Poststevewinn, on 10 August 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

sad news. hopefully they have a piece on this or next months sky at night for him.

No doubt, he was a regular contributor.

With Sir Bernard we will not have to build a monument to his memory, he built his own, in the Cheshire country side in 1957.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

Loss of a great. His contributions to astronomy will never be forgotten.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

I remember him from reading about astronomy when I was kid.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

RIP Sir!


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:39 AM

Its nice to see great person like him to live a nice old age. Hopefully he was still all in there in his mind.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

how sad. at least he made history so he'll be remembered


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Death comes to all of us eventually.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Manchester University's Lovell Telescope, the world's third-largest steerable satellite dish (it was the largest when it was built in 1957) - which I went to see as a kid in 1991 - is named after him.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Hail and Farewell... He was a brilliant man.

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