Hondartza Fraga, Lovell’s Shadow, 2016. Kodak metallic paper, edition 25 +2 a/p. Limited edition prints £40 (unframed), proceeds to Macclesfield Barnaby Festival. Contact to pre-order; payment by BACS or cheque and collect at the festival.  At Jodrell Bank, we find that it’s invariably interesting, challenging and illuminating to work with artists. We find new perspectives, […]

19 April, 2016

Why bluedot

The reason People come to Jodrell Bank for many reasons. They may be curious about what we do; interested in science in general; came on a school visit when they were young, aficionados of engineering heritage, drop in for a coffee on a cycling trip or are looking for a great day out with the […]

“Our mission is to inspire the scientists of the future” The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre welcomes over 150,000 visitors each year to the famous Cheshire scientific facility, 21,000 of whom are school pupils on educational visits. “Our mission is to inspire the scientists of the future”, said Professor Teresa Anderson, Director of […]

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Liz Bruton has joined Jodrell Bank as its Heritage Officer. Liz will be working on the exciting new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be helping us all develop new approaches to conserving and celebrating the heritage of this important site. […]

A year of celebration will start this week as the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory celebrates its 70th birthday. Among the events to mark the anniversary are lectures, school events and a fundraising campaign. Seventy years ago today Bernard Lovell, a physicist at the University of Manchester, switched on some army surplus radar equipment in a […]

Browse our new 70th Anniversary gift ranges including bespoke jewellery and our first ever calendar – available exclusively at our new on line shop. To celebrate 70 years since Sir Bernard Lovell founded Jodrell  Bank in December 1945, we have produced our first ever Jodrell Bank calendar for 2016. This beautiful A3 sized calendar is […]

  Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is proud to announce that it is part of the exciting new Destination Space programme. Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory has received Heritage Lottery Fund support* for a £12,147,200 bid for the ‘First Light’ project, it was announced today. The project aims to conserve and restore the heritage of the Jodrell Bank site and create a spectacular new space in which visitors can engage with and learn about the journey to explore […]

  We are delighted to have won funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering, under their Ingenious Awards programme to engage audiences with the engineering of the Square Kilometre Array. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is one of the most awe-inspiring and audacious science and engineering projects of the 21st Century. It brings together more than 500 […]