70th anniversary lecture series: From Sputnik to The Edge of The Universe

5 Oct, 2016 - 5 Oct, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm £8 adults; £6 concessions; 10% discount for annual pass holders


1947-TransitConstruction70th anniversary lecture series: From Sputnik to The Edge of The Universe

Wednesday 5th October, 7:30pm

Professor Tim O’Brien will tell the story of one of the world’s most famous scientific instruments, The University of Manchester’s Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank.

Its first act was to track the rocket that launched Sputnik I into space at the dawn of the space age in October 1957. Following a series of major upgrades, today it is more capable than ever, and continuing work means its future in cutting-edge research is ensured.

Event Dining

Extend your evening with pre-event dining in our Planet Pavilion cafe. Sittings are available at 6pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm and 6.45pm.

Our menu for the evening will be:

  • Roast loin of pork, glazed turnips and apple. £14.50
  • Sea bass, soba noodles, asian spiced broth, charred spring onions and sesame. £14.00
  • Heritage carrot & parsnip tart tatin, braised baby gem, goats cheese bon bon £9.95

Please note that booking is required. Contact us at jodrellbankcafe@manchester.ac.uk, or call 01477 571766 to reserve a table.

This event is part of Goosfest Arts and Music Festival.

Goostrey residents are entitled to discounted tickets and can visit the Discovery Centre to make their booking (please bring proof of address).

The heritage work at Jodrell Bank is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project.

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