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The Lovell Telescope
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Britain's Lovell Telescope will  mark 50 year anniversary  since the 76-metre University of Manchester dish, based in Jodrell Bank, was built in 1957.
The  radio telescope  was the first to detect signals from the first satellite, Sputnik 1.

The Lovell Telescope Webcam at Jodrell Bank Observatory

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The Lovell Telescope is in operation following the completion of the resurfacing and painting of the new surface.

Astronomers will celebrate today by  bouncing messages off the moon

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