This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.
£4m for First Light at Jodrell Bank
We were delighted to hear on Wednesday that the Discovery Centre was awarded £4m in the Autumn Statement to go towards our First Light Project. This fantastic news provides the final piece in the jigsaw that will enable us to move ahead with our exciting and ambitious plans for the development at Jodrell Bank. Subject to the […]
Free Admission for National Lottery Players! 11th – 17th December
From 11 – 17 December, we will be taking part in the Heritage Lottery Fund’s #ThanksToYou promotion by offering FREE ADMISSION to all visitors who play the National Lottery. We’ll be joining over 350 other venues in this nation-wide campaign to demonstrate the impact of lottery funding. -Without National Lottery players, the £7.7billion of funding awarded to more […]
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre’s new Deputy Director
We’re delighted to announce that Lorna Harper has stepped into a role as our Deputy Director. Lorna has worked at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre since 2013 as Head of Business Performance, during which time she has gained a sound and thorough knowledge of all areas of the Centre’s work. Lorna brings a diverse range of […]
October Half Term at Jodrell Bank
Autumn has arrived and our Half Term activities are running for two weeks this year (21 October – 5 November). We’ve got a packed programme of events and activities to explore and enjoy with all the family… We’ve partnered with Manchester Science Festival and will be running Stargazing Nights and Science Shows as part of the event. While our two Stargazing Nights […]
Fern Collection restoration day with the BPS
Garden Volunteer Day – 27 September Restoring the Jodrell Bank Fern Collection with the British Pteridological Society Our monthly Garden Volunteer Day took a ferny turn in September when experts from the British Pteridological Society joined our regular volunteers to help renovate the Jodrell Bank Fern Collection. Our first task was to uncover some of the […]
The UK’s next candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
As we tell everyone the news that Jodrell Bank is going forward for nomination as a World Heritage Site early in 2018, this is a good time to take a step back from it all and reflect on the journey that has brought us to this point. To be honest, back in 2010, when the […]
50th Anniversary of the Discovery of Pulsars
From Monday 4th to Friday 8th September, Jodrell Bank Observatory is hosting the 337th IAU Symposium meeting at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. As well as the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope, the year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of pulsars – which are rapidly rotating neutron stars, the remnants […]
That was Bluedot 2017!
From 7th – 9th July, Jodrell Bank welcomed thousands of festival goers to Bluedot, our annual celebration of science, discovery, live music, and cosmic culture. The award-winning festival was back for its second outing with a packed programme of exhibits, talks, experiments, live performances and artistic interventions. It was a truly mind-expanding and inspiring weekend and […]
Bring all the family to Jodrell Bank this summer and join us as we celebrate 60 years of the giant Lovell Telescope. Standing tall on the Cheshire landscape since 1957, the impressive near 90m high radio telescope has become a familiar sight for many of us. But it’s not just a local landmark -The Lovell Telescope has international significance […]
Plastic – not fantastic
This year we are working hard to make bluedot festival as green as possible. One of the main challenges to the environment is the huge build-up of plastics in the environment – and particularly in our planet’s oceans . In order to reduce the ‘plastics impact’ of the festival, we are trying, in 2017, to […]