This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.

 

Jodrell Bank was awarded Special Contribution to Tourism at last night’s Marketing Cheshire Awards, in recognition of its achievement in receiving UNESCO World Heritage Site status. 

Ready for all things space and aliens this October half-term? Well, we’ve got a packed programme of tours, shows and interactive activities to keep your budding young scientists busy during the holidays.

We are looking for friendly, outgoing people to join the team at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre as Visitor Welcome Volunteers! Apply via email with your CV and a covering letter by Saturday 5th October, quoting “Visitor Welcome Volunteer” in the subject heading. Please note that Jodrell Bank is in a rural location (20 miles from […]

We’re delighted to announce a new programme of events and activities for Autumn/Winter, all designed to delight and inspire!

Our #CaptureTheMoon challenge, which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, called for people to take photos of the moon and share their memories of watching the the Moon landing at Jodrell Bank. This prompted many to get in touch and tell us that they were indeed here on that momentous day. John Lill and Dave Edwards have been kind enough to share their memories of that night with our Heritage Officer, Hannah Niblett.

This year’s festival took place on the 50th anniversary of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the Moon and a host of big name music acts and inspirational scientists and thinkers celebrated with us in style under the giant Lovell Telescope. 

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we’ve been looking back at what was happening at Jodrell Bank on 20th and 21st of July 1969.

We arrived in Baku (capital of Azerbaijan) on Thursday and spent a lot of Friday finding our feet. The World Heritage Committee meeting is being held in the Baku Congress Centre, one of the city’s many dramatic and flamboyant buildings.

As we start gathering our papers and presentations and think about packing for our journey to Baku for the World Heritage Committee meeting later this week, we thought we’d share some of our wrestling with our conscience prior to our decision to go…

We’ve teamed up with Cheshire East libraries to help them celebrate the 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge which begins on Saturday 6 July.