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.
That was bluedot 2019!
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.
Travelling to Baku – what about the carbon?
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…
Journey to Baku (……& the World Heritage Committee)
Early in July this year, we are off to Baku to attend the 2019 World Heritage Committee meeting – because this year, in July, in Baku, the World Heritage Committee will formally consider the nomination of Jodrell Bank for inscription on the World Heritage list.
Revealed: Site Map and Stages for bluedot 2019
bluedot is evolving…We’re introducing brand new areas at this year’s festival, including Tranquillity Base, the new home to Mission Control and Contact, both now three times bigger!
On 15th June, 1979, Joy Division released their debut studio album Unknown Pleasures. The iconic cover art, designed by Peter Saville, featured signals from the first pulsar CP1919.Today, to mark the 40th anniversary of the release, the team at Jodrell Bank made this observation of that same pulsar.
Bring all the family to bluedot…
The countdown to bluedot began a while ago, and with suspense building, there’s 8 weeks to go till the return of our award-winning festival bluedot (18-21 July), so now’s the perfect time for families to start planning their trip.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received a Silver Green Tourism Award in recognition of our commitment to sustainability.