The Hallé are to headline the Live from Jodrell Bank music festival on 31st August 2013.
Stephen Bell will conduct a concert inspired by the stars, including Jupiter and Mars from Holst's The Planets, classics from Strauss, Mozart and John Williams, as well as a selection of out-of-this-world film music from blockbusters such as: Star Wars, Independence Day, E.T., Apollo 13, Close Encounters and more.
Purchase Tickets here: http://ow.ly/hQCFU Tickets include entry to the Discovery Centre.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new exhibit – a beautiful and unique mechanical orrery.
At five metres in diameter, the Jodrell Bank orrery – a moving, model of the Solar System – is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world and includes a complex system of 52 brass gears that ensure that the planets orbit around the Sun at exactly the right rate in relation to each other. Installed in the gallery space of the Discovery Centre’s Planet Pavilion, it can be driven by a large winding handle, allowing visitors to orchestrate the motion of the planets themselves.
The Planet Pavilion cafe have a launched a new late Winter, early Spring Menu - why not come pop in and try? Click here to
Borrow one of our new backpacks and learn about the Solar System as you make your journey along the Planet Path. Backpacks contain a map, instruction sheet and activities to try as you stop at each planet along the way. Click here for more information
Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st May
Our science shows will be exploring the planets and our closest star – The Sun. Through interactive demonstrations we will look at what the sun is made from, how planets orbit, what it would be like to live in outerspace and there may be a fizz and a bang along the way!
Science show times: 11.30, 12.30, 2.30 and 3.30 (Shows are suitable for 5 years +) pre booking advised 01477 571 766
Thursday 20th June 2013
Professor Don Pollacco - The University of Warwick
The path to finding habitable exoplanets
The Australian Pink Floyd Show to headline the Live from Jodrell Bank music festival on 6th July 2013.
Please note the Discovery Centre will be closed to the public for the Live from Jodrell Bank festivals on 6th - 7th July and 30th - 31st August. Ticket holders permitted only.
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