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


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 […]

Bring all the family to Bluedot this summer for a weekend of inspiring science!   Bluedot Festival, 7 – 9 July Day Tickets: £59 | Weekend Tickets: £159   Bluedot is our annual festival of discovery that combines science, arts, music, and culture in to one big celebration held here at Jodrell Bank. Last year’s festival saw […]

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, […]

A brand new opportunity to volunteer at Jodrell Bank. With 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, Jodrell Bank has a strong horticultural tradition and the site was originally part of the University of Manchester’s botany department. The Gardens were planted by Sir Bernard Lovell, the founder of the Observatory, who had a passion for biodiversity, […]

The Easter Holidays are nearly upon us and there’s plenty to explore at Jodrell Bank, including a host of free and fun-packed family activities! The following shows and sessions are all included in your general admission tickets. Plus, don’t forget that along with the chance to see the impressive Lovell Telescope up close and in […]

Our name: Jodrell – from William Jauderell an archer who fought with the Black Prince at Poitiers in 1356; Bank – a low hill in Cheshire UK — Jodrell Bank (@jodrellbank) February 22, 2009 We are often asked, “why the place name Jodrell Bank?” and the Jodrell Bank Twitter account did answer this question quite […]

Winter at Jodrell Bank is a fantastic time to take a closer look at the wildlife living in our Arboretum. So last month we were very happy to offer a special treat for bird lovers: we were taking part in the RSPB’s countrywide citizen science project, the Big Garden Birdwatch, which is also the biggest wildlife […]

It’s a big day for us here at Jodrell Bank as the headline acts for the 2017 bluedot festival are announced. After an incredible debut outing last July, which saw us welcome nearly 15,000 festival-goers, we’ve been absolutely thrilled with the enormous public response to this annual festival of discovery. We’ve celebrated awards success too, including prestigious […]

We were delighted to welcome the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP (Member for Brigg and Goole) to Jodrell Bank last week. Welcomed by the University of Manchester’s Deputy President and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Colin Bailey and David Rutley MP (Member for Macclesfield), Percy was accompanied by senior Jodrell Bank staff members. […]

3 January, 2017

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The festivities may be over for another year but there’s plenty to look forward to at Jodrell Bank. We’ve got some incredible events coming up including the popular Family Starlight Adventure later this month, another Girls Night Out evening in March, and more fun-packed family Science Shows to look forward to in the February half […]