Lovell Lecture: The Lovell Telescope at 60

5 Oct, 2017

The Lovell Telescope at 60
Professor Tim O’Brien in conversation with Professor Simon Garrington

Thursday 5th October, 7:30pm

Join professors Tim O’Brien and Simon Garrington in this anniversary special celebrating 60 years of the Lovell Telescope.

Standing tall on the Cheshire landscape since 1957, the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has become a familiar and even comforting sight for many of us, often signalling a sense of ‘home’. The telescope has also become an internationally renowned landmark in the world of astronomy and is widely considered to be an icon for British science and engineering.

In this, its anniversary year, Professor’s Tim O’Brien and Simon Garrington , both Associate Directors of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, will explore the Telescope’s history since it’s ‘first light’ in 1957, its world-leading and ground-breaking discoveries, and its significance as a part of our national and cultural identity.

Tickets are expected to sell fast, pre-event dining available.

Event Dining

Roast Hake, potato risotto, mussels and  pea velouté £14
Ballotine of chicken, herb mousse, charred courgette, chorizo aïoli  £14
Black sticks blue, aubergine & leek galette, garlic potato bon bon, pickled fennel, nasturtium  £10.50

Mascarpone cheesecake, poached gooseberries, raspberries, gingerbread crumble £ 6.25
Crema Catalana, dark chocolate, Spanish churros £6.25
Selection of artisan cheeses, biscuits, celery, grapes and chutney £ 6.95

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