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Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

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Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the world becomes - for just a few days every summer - a massive, animated art installation.As part of the Bluedot music and science festival at Jodrell Bank, the telescope has now played host to displays devised by Brian Eno and Daito Manabe. The latter developed animated data which the telescope was collecting from Space, and beamed it onto the structure. This year it will host two specially commissioned projection pieces - one inspired by the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Making artists' work come to life on a ...