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 […]