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The A535 road is a non-primary route in England that runs from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire to Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
An active galactic nucleus (AGN) is a compact region at the center of a galaxy that has a much higher than normal luminosity over at least some portion—and possibly all—of the electromagnetic spectrum, with characteristics indicating that the excess luminosity is not produced by stars.
Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.
The Algonquin Radio Observatory (ARO) is a radio observatory located in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.
Alice Gold (Alice McLaughlin) is an English singer-songwriter based in London, formerly signed to Sunday Best and currently signed to Fiction Records.
Andrew Geoffrey Lyne FRS (born 13 July 1942) is a British physicist.
Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations.
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth, and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon.
An arboretum (plural: arboreta) in a general sense is a botanical collection composed exclusively of trees.
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: i.e. long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.
Astrochemistry is the study of the abundance and reactions of molecules in the Universe, and their interaction with radiation.
An astrophysical maser is a naturally occurring source of stimulated spectral line emission, typically in the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space".
An aurora (plural: auroras or aurorae), sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights (aurora borealis) or southern lights (aurora australis), is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic).
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell (31 August 19136 August 2012) was an English physicist and radio astronomer.
Boneland is a 2012 novel by Alan Garner, a sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath.
A booster rocket (or engine) is either the first stage of a multistage launch vehicle, or else a shorter-burning rocket used in parallel with longer-burning sustainer rockets to augment the space vehicle's takeoff thrust and payload capability.
Breakthrough Listen is a science-based program to search for intelligent extraterrestrial communications in the Universe.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
British Sea Power (BSP) are an indie rock band based in Brighton,, England, although three of the band members originally come from Kendal, Cumbria, England.
Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the flowering plant family Ericaceae.
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately north of London.
The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) is an astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile, with additional facilities located on Cerro Pachón about to the southeast.
Cheshire East is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB, CMBR) is electromagnetic radiation as a remnant from an early stage of the universe in Big Bang cosmology.
Cosmic rays are high-energy radiation, mainly originating outside the Solar System and even from distant galaxies.
The Crab Pulsar (PSR B0531+21) is a relatively young neutron star.
The Crewe–Manchester line is a railway line in North West England, running from Crewe north east to Manchester.
Darnhall is a civil parish and small village to the south west of Winsford in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England.
Defford is a small village in the county of Worcestershire, England, located between the towns of Pershore and Upton-upon-Severn.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is a research facility founded in 1960 and located south-west of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada.
The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.
Duke of Devonshire is a title in the Peerage of England held by members of the Cavendish family.
Sir Edward Julian Egerton Leigh (born 20 July 1950) is a British Conservative Party politician who has served as a Member of Parliament since 1983.
The Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope is a radio telescope in the Ahr Hills (part of the Eifel) in Bad Münstereifel, Germany.
In observational astronomy an Einstein ring, also known as an Einstein–Chwolson ring or Chwolson ring, is the deformation of the light from a source (such as a galaxy or star) into a ring through gravitational lensing of the source's light by an object with an extremely large mass (such as another galaxy or a black hole).
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI), also called radio-frequency interference (RFI) when in the radio frequency spectrum, is a disturbance generated by an external source that affects an electrical circuit by electromagnetic induction, electrostatic coupling, or conduction.
The European very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) Network was formed in 1980 by a consortium of five of the major radio astronomy institutes in Europe (the European Consortium for VLBI).
The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world's largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope now under construction.
Fax (short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax (the latter short for telefacsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.
In geometrical optics, a focus, also called an image point, is the point where light rays originating from a point on the object converge.
Sir Francis Graham-Smith (born 25 April 1923) is a British astronomer.
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time.
The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.
Goostrey is an old farming village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
Goostrey railway station serves the village of Goostrey in Cheshire, England.
A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant light source and an observer, that is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels towards the observer.
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in Green Bank, West Virginia, US is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
Gun laying is the process of aiming an artillery piece, such as a gun, howitzer or mortar, on land or at sea, against surface or air targets.
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.
High Legh is a village, civil and ecclesiastical parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
HMS Revenge (pennant number: 06) was the lead ship of the s built for the Royal Navy during World War I. Although the class is often referred to as the Royal Sovereign class, official documents of 1914–1918 refer to it as the Revenge class.
HMS Royal Sovereign (pennant number 05) was a (also known as Royal Sovereign and R-class) battleship of the Royal Navy displacing and armed with eight guns in four twin-gun turrets.
Holmes Chapel is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority area of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation.
Interferometry is a family of techniques in which waves, usually electromagnetic waves, are superimposed causing the phenomenon of interference in order to extract information.
Ionization or ionisation, is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining or losing electrons to form ions, often in conjunction with other chemical changes.
James Stanley Hey FRS (3 May 1909 – 27 February 2000) was an English physicist and radio astronomer.
Jameel Sadik Al-Khalili (born 20 September 1962) is a British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster.
The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, is among the largest astrophysics groups in the UK.
Knockin is a village and civil parish lying on the B4396 some 8 km south-east of the town of Oswestry in north-west Shropshire, England.
La Silla Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Chile with three telescopes built and operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
Llano de Chajnantor Observatory is the name for a group of astronomical observatories located at an altitude of over in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
Logopolis is the seventh and final serial of the 18th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly episodes from 28 February to 21 March 1981.
The Lovell Telescope is a radio telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Goostrey, Cheshire in the north-west of England.
Lower Withington is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
Luna 15 was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Luna programme.
Luna 9 (Луна-9), internal designation Ye-6 No.13, was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union's Luna programme.
Malus is a genus of about 30–55 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae, including the domesticated orchard apple (M. pumila syn. M. domestica) – also known as the eating apple, cooking apple, or culinary apple.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Manchester University Press is the university press of the University of Manchester, England and a publisher of academic books and journals.
A mansion is a large dwelling house.
The Marconi Company was a British telecommunications and engineering company that did business under that name from 1963 to 1987.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
The Mark II is a radio telescope located at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Goostrey, Cheshire, in the north-west of England.
The Mark III was a portable and fully steerable radio telescope located at Wardle, near Nantwich, Cheshire in the north-west of England.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury.
Meifod, formerly also written Meivod, is a small village and electoral ward 7 miles north-west of Welshpool in Powys, mid Wales, on the A495 road and located in the valley of the River Vyrnwy.
The Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network (MERLIN) is an interferometer array of radio telescopes spread across England.
Meteor is a 1979 Hong Kong–American science fiction disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth and struggle with international, Cold War politics in their efforts to prevent disaster.
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky.
A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space.
Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one meter to one millimeter; with frequencies between and.
A minute of arc, arcminute (arcmin), arc minute, or minute arc is a unit of angular measurement equal to of one degree.
Nantwich is a market town and civil parish in Cheshire, England.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.
North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events.
OK Go is an American rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, now based in Los Angeles, California.
The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.
An optical fiber or optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.
An orrery is a mechanical model of the solar system that illustrates or predicts the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons, usually according to the heliocentric model.
A parabolic (or paraboloid or paraboloidal) reflector (or dish or mirror) is a reflective surface used to collect or project energy such as light, sound, or radio waves.
Paranal Observatory is an astronomical observatory operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO); it is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on Cerro Paranal at altitude, south of Antofagasta.
Dating its origins back to 1889, Park Royal Vehicles along with its Leeds-based subsidiary Charles H. Roe was one of Britain's leading coachbuilders and bus manufacturers based at Park Royal, Abbey Road NW, west London, UK.
The Parkes Observatory (also known informally as "The Dish") is a radio telescope observatory, located 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia.
Philip John Diamond is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
Pickmere is a village and civil parish near Knutsford in the Borough of Cheshire East.
Pioneer 5 (also known as Pioneer P-2, and Thor Able 4, and nicknamed the "Paddle-Wheel Satellite") was a spin-stabilized space probe in the NASA Pioneer program used to investigate interplanetary space between the orbits of Earth and Venus.
Planck was a space observatory operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) from 2009 to 2013, which mapped the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at microwave and infra-red frequencies, with high sensitivity and small angular resolution.
A planetarium (plural planetaria or planetariums) is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation.
A planetary nebula, abbreviated as PN or plural PNe, is a type of emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from red giant stars late in their lives.
A podcast, or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to.
A polar mount is a movable mount for satellite dishes that allows the dish to be pointed at many geostationary satellites by slewing around one axis.
Prefab Sprout are an English pop band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham, England who rose to fame during the 1980s.
The Press Association (PA) is a multimedia news agency operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Prestressed concrete is a form of concrete used in construction which is "pre-stressed" by being placed under compression prior to supporting any loads beyond its own dead weight.
Project Space Track was a research and development project of the US Air Force, to create a system for tracking all artificial earth satellites and space probes, domestic and foreign.
Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based pseudonymous musical group consisting of J. Willgoose, Esq.
A pulsar (from pulse and -ar as in quasar) is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star or white dwarf that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation.
A quasar (also known as a QSO or quasi-stellar object) is an extremely luminous active galactic nucleus (AGN).
The RAAF Woomera Range Complex (WRC) is a major Australian military and civil aerospace facility and operation located in South Australia, approximately north-west of Adelaide.
Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.
A radio telescope is a specialized antenna and radio receiver used to receive radio waves from astronomical radio sources in the sky in radio astronomy.
Ranger 6 was a lunar probe in the Ranger program, a robotic spacecraft series launched by NASA in the early and mid-1960s to obtain the first close-up images of the Moon's surface.
Ranger 7 was the first space probe of the United States to successfully transmit close images of the lunar surface back to Earth.
Remembrance of the Daleks is the first serial of the 25th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Clinton Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author.
Rodney Deane Davies CBE FRS (8 January 1930 – 8 November 2015) was a Professor of Radio Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man made structures.
A scale model is most generally a physical representation of an object, which maintains accurate relationships between all important aspects of the model, although absolute values of the original properties need not be preserved.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is a collective term for scientific searches for intelligent extraterrestrial life, for example, monitoring electromagnetic radiation for signs of transmissions from civilizations on other planets.
A searchlight (or spotlight) is an apparatus that combines an extremely luminous source (traditionally a carbon arc lamp) with a mirrored parabolic reflector to project a powerful beam of light of approximately parallel rays in a particular direction, usually constructed so that it can be swiveled about.
Silk 106.9 is an Independent Local Radio serving Macclesfield and parts of East Cheshire, owned and operated by neighbouring station Dee 106.3.
SN 1572 (Tycho's Supernova, Tycho's Nova), or B Cassiopeiae (B Cas), was a supernova of Type Ia in the constellation Cassiopeia, one of about eight supernovae visible to the naked eye in historical records.
The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.
Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the rose family, Rosaceae.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.
A space probe is a robotic spacecraft that does not orbit the Earth, but, instead, explores further into outer space.
Sputnik 1 (or; "Satellite-1", or "PS-1", Простейший Спутник-1 or Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1, "Elementary Satellite 1") was the first artificial Earth satellite.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a large multi radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia and South Africa.
Star formation is the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, sometimes referred to as "stellar nurseries" or "star-forming regions", collapse and form stars.
Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Stargazing Live was a British live television programme on astronomy that was broadcast yearly since its first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2011.
Tabley Superior is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England.
The Tenerife Experiment was a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiment built by Jodrell Bank of the University of Manchester and in collaboration with the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC).
The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989.
The Creeping Terror (a.k.a. The Crawling Monster and Dangerous Charter) is a 1964 horror/science fiction film, directed by and starring Vic Savage.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
"The Eleventh Hour" is the first episode of the fifth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD on 3 April 2010.
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hallé is an English symphony orchestra based in Manchester, England.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American science fiction comedy film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams.
The Jodcast is an award-winning twice-monthly podcast created by astronomers at Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, UK.
"The Poison Sky" is the fifth episode of the fourth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
The Tenth Planet is the second serial of the fourth season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 8 to 29 October 1966.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Thomas Stewart Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) was a university based in the centre of the city of Manchester in England.
The University of Manchester Library is The University of Manchester's library and information service.
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is a telescope facility operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
The Very Small Array (VSA) was a 14-element interferometric radio telescope operating between 26 and 36 GHz that is used to study the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) is a type of astronomical interferometry used in radio astronomy.
The former Victoria University of Manchester, now the University of Manchester, was founded in 1851 as Owens College.
Visible-light astronomy encompasses a wide variety of observations via telescopes that are sensitive in the range of visible light (optical telescopes).
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
Wardle is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
Wave Machines was an English art pop band formed in Liverpool in 2007.
In physics, the wavelength is the spatial period of a periodic wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
William Jauderell was an archer in the English armies in Wales of Edward, the Black Prince in the 14th century.
Wilmslow Road is a major road in Manchester, England, running from Parrs Wood northwards to Rusholme.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
A Yagi–Uda antenna, commonly known as a Yagi antenna, is a directional antenna consisting of multiple parallel elements in a line, usually half-wave dipoles made of metal rods.
A zenith telescope is a type of telescope that is designed to point straight up at or near the zenith.
Zond 1 was a spacecraft of the Soviet Zond program.
Zond 2 was a Soviet space probe, a member of the Zond program, and was the fifth Soviet spacecraft to attempt a flyby of Mars.
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