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

 

Prime Minister Theresa May visited Jodrell Bank on Monday to deliver a major speech on science technology and to confirm funding for our spectacular new First Light project.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce today our £20.5m transformative First Light at Jodrell Bank project is set to receive a total of £16.1m from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

After a long winter and a slow start to spring the Jodrell Bank bees been desperate to get out to forage amongst the 3,000 trees and shrubs in our 35 acre arboretum.

With just a few months to go till the third outing of our award-winning festival of discovery, we’re very excited to announce that Day Tickets for the 2018 bluedot festival are now on sale.

Visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this May Half Term and be Amazed by Science in a host of shows, sessions, tours and activities.

We’re delighted that the Planet Pavilion at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has been shortlisted for the BBC North West Tonight’s ‘People’s Choice Building of the Decade’ Award.

The multi award-winning festival, which returns to Jodrell Bank from 19- 22 July, will host more than 50 talks from leading scientists and thinkers including Richard Dawkins, Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell, Alice Roberts, Libby Jackson, and Dave Goulson.

Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April Explore the wonders of the universe at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this Easter. From asteroids to comets, find out all about space rocks and their ‘impact’ on Earth in a new live science show. You’ll also have the chance to meet one of Jodrell Bank’s resident scientists in […]

We’re delighted to announce that the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Gift Shop has been awarded the ToyMark Good Practice Award for the third year running. Led by consumer action group Let Toys Be Toys, the Award recognises good practice in relation to how toys, games and books are presented to children regardless of gender. The […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis announced today. The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed Lovell Telescope and is a site of global importance in the history of radio astronomy. Founded in 1945, […]