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In September 2013 I visited the Chilbolton Observatory together with other members of the Andover Astronomical Society.This is located quite close to where I live and is an interesting observatory with a mixture of radio telescopes and weather equipment. They only open the site for special open days, for which you must book. The main instrument is a 25m fully steerable dish, which these days is used for weather research. Recently (2010) they installed a LOFAR radio telescope. They have low and high frequency versions, which are linked with other instruments around the world.
Here are a few of the pictures.
|The 25m steerable dish|
|The high frequency LOFAR array Radio Telescope and one of the aerials.|
|The low frequency LOFAR array Radio Telescope|
|6m fully steerable satellite dish.|
There are lots more details at the observatory website here.
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