Bernard LovellBernard Lovell worked on airborne radar developing H2S navigation and Air to Surface Vessel radars. He returned to Manchester University becoming a founding father of radio astronomy - setting up the Jodrell Bank radio telescope.

President of the Purbeck Radar Museum Trust.


Prof Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell FRS
born: 31 August 1913

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Papers & Links etc.
Penley Radar Archives - correspondence with Bill Penley.
Jodrell Bank website - University of Manchester   accessed Feb 2011
go to:  and search: Bernard Lovell
Wikipedia page:  biography Sir Bernard Lovell  accessed Feb 2011
or try:  with search words: Bernard Lovell 
Imperial War Museum - collection of papers donated - mainly relating to the wartime development of airborne radar systems: Airborne Interception (AI), blind bombing aid H2S and Air to Surface Vessel (ASV).    Imperial War Museum:  ID Number: 94/48/6 2953
Group in March 1942:  Group - 12 - 10 cm Systems
Astronomer by Chance, Bernard Lovell Astronomer by Chance
Lovell, Bernard Sir

Autobiography by one of the founding fathers of radio astronomy who adapted wartime radar technology to study the stars.  Bernard Lovell was a scientist at Worth Matravers.

Macmillan London, 1991 
ISBN 10: 0333551958 
ISBN 10: 0465005128
380 pages
Open Library  accessed: Jan 2010 
Echoes of War, Bernard Lovell Echoes of War: 
The Story of H2S Radar
Lovell, Sir Bernard

An autobiographical account of the author's work on the development of radar systems during World War II. The book focuses on his contributions to the development of a "blind" bombing device known as H2S and its conversion to assist Coastal Command in the detection of enemy submarines.  Bernard Lovell was a scientist at Worth Matravers.

Adam Hilger (Bristol), 1991
ISBN 10: 0852743173 
ISBN 13: 9780852743171 
Open Library  accessed: Jan 2010
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