Sir Bernard Lovell, a pioneer in radar and radio telescopes from the days when the technology helped save Britain in World War II until the beginning of the space age, died Monday at his home in Swettenham. He was 98.

Sir Bernard, who became widely known through his books, lectures and BBC television appearances, was especially renowned for creating the Jodrell Bank radio telescope, the only antenna that could track rockets in space in the early years of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Sir Bernard, who was knighted in 1961, was also the founder and until 1980 the director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. The centre

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