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 […]

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 […]

Last month, we launched a unique collaboration between the world-leading scientists here at Jodrell Bank, and the internationally acclaimed Japanese new media artist Daito Manabe, with an exhilarating new Arts-Science residency. The Tokyo-based artist Daito, along with technicians from Rhizomatiks Research first visited Jodrell Bank in May to work alongside our scientists, including Professor Tim O’Brien, before returning […]

Our award-winning festival of discovery, Bluedot, takes place next month (7th– 9th July) and once again, you can expect a cornucopia of knowledge, research, and learning, ranging from the depths of outer space to the future of our fragile planet. Alongside a stellar programme of music and arts, last year’s inaugural festival offered a host of […]

1-7 June is volunteers’ week so what better time than now to post an update on our Green Space Garden Volunteers scheme? Our most recent session saw another busy volunteering day in the Jodrell Bank Gardens and our ambitious task was to weed, re-plant and tidy-up the unique Galaxy Garden. After a short tour of the […]

Amazed by Science, the annual, Cheshire-wide celebration of science and technology is back this half term (29 May – 2 June) and we’ve put together a packed programme of shows, Q&A sessions, games, and activities that are perfect for all the family. What’s more, all families that visit Jodrell Bank during the half term week (29 […]

Our new gardens volunteering scheme is now in full swing and this month the team had a fantastic session creating a willow tunnel in the spring sunshine. There are 35 acres of gardens and arboretum at Jodrell Bank and the monthly volunteering days involve gardening, wildlife and woodland management. The scheme helps to maintain and […]

Today, Saturday 22nd April, is Earth Day, a global campaign to raise awareness of the environmental and climate challenges that we all face as citizens of planet earth. Here at Jodrell Bank, we’re very proud of our green credentials and sustainability plays a central role in all our work. In fact, with 35 acres of protected […]

Last November, through a unique partnership with The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), Jodrell Bank received a very special delivery of apple seeds. The seeds had come to us directly from the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of renowned physicist Sir Isaac Newton and home to probably the world’s most famous apple tree. It […]

Bluedot will take you on a scientific voyage from the Antarctic to the depths of Space via live experiments, science discussions, shows & lots more! After last summer’s incredible debut, we simply can’t wait for the return of Bluedot and this year we’ve raised the bar once again with an even bigger programme of music, […]