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

 

27 March, 2020

From the Archives…

A key part of our First Light Project is about bringing the story of Jodrell Bank to life through our archives. In this series, we share what we’ve discovered…

We are so excited to announce the first phase of our science line up for bluedot 2020…

In just over six months, from 23 – 26 July, we’ll welcome over 30,000 people to Jodrell Bank once again to enjoy our award-winning, star-struck festival of discovery, bluedot. In honour of the festival’s fifth anniversary, we’ve gone to infinity and beyond to find the most inspiring combination of music, cosmic culture and science, and are excited to start sharing the 2020 line up.

As part of developing our heritage skills and practices the Engagement Team headed into the city to spend a day at the inspiring John Rylands Library

16 January, 2020

And We’re Off!

After almost 11 years work, it has been emotional, this week, to see the construction team arriving here on site at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, to begin work on our new First Light Pavilion.

Saplings grown from apple pips from Isaac Newton’s tree and taken into space by astronaut Tim Peake have been given new homes, including Jodrell Bank, to inspire the next generation.

Surplus food and catering equipment from our Planet Café renovation gets put to good use by Bounceback Food CIC.

Telescopes in the European VLBI Network (EVN), including Jodrell Bank’s Mark II Telescope, have observed a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) in a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This FRB is the closest to Earth ever localised and was found in a radically different environment to previous studies. The discovery, once again, changes researchers’ assumptions on the origins of these mysterious extragalactic events.

Were you lucky enough to receive a telescope for Christmas? If so, here are some fantastic things to find in the sky.

Would you like to join our team of seasonal casual staff and play a vital role in the day to day running of Jodrell Bank’s Planet Café?