Regional News

By Hogg, Harry | Management Services, Autumn 2010 | Go to article overview

Regional News


Hogg, Harry, Management Services


North West Region

A visit to Jodrell Bank Observatory

On 7 July, members and guests of the IMS NW Region arrived at the Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and were enlightened by scientific wonder and political intrigue.

Our guide, Eric had exceptional knowledge of the world famous 'Lovell Radio Telescope' and proved both entertaining and informative.

The facilities of the centre included: 3D Theatre, exhibition room, 35 acres of arboretum, café and shop.

The history of Jodrell Bank was explained in detail and mainly involved its founder - Sir Bernard Lovell. In 1936 Sir Bernard obtained his PhD in physics, having studied at Bristol University. He then worked with the 'Cosmic Ray' research team at the University of Manchester, until the outbreak of war.

When the Second World War began. Sir Bernard became involved with the war effort and defence. In particular his early interests included radar, and its development. During the war around 6000 Doodlebugs, otherwise known as V-1 flying bombs, were launched over the southern part of England, mainly London, and 4000 of them were shot down by the Spitfire and other aircraft.

It's successor, the V-2, was in effect the first intercontinental ballistic missile. Using his radar-units, Lovell was able to calculate the landing area (ie trajectory) of the missiles.

Scottish region

This year's API (Association of Professional Institutes) games night will be held on Friday 26 November 2010 at the New Club Kirkcaldy, 7.30 for 8pm.

Once again, all excess monies collected on the night will be donated to Children in Need. For further information, contact Bob Smith, Scottish Region Chairman on 01592 758252.

Anti Aircraft Command allowed Bernard Lovell to borrow a few mobile 'Radio Aircraft Detectors' and using the apparatus he located the Botanical Research Centre in Cheshire, which was owned by the Jodrell family. The site proved ideal for relatively interference free reception. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Regional News
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.