This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.
Bluedot Festival’s Dot Talks programme launched
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, […]
Green Space Garden Volunteer Days
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, […]
Family Fun this Easter!
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 […]
What’s in a name? The origins of ‘Jodrell Bank’
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 […]
Big Garden Birdwatch at Jodrell Bank
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 […]
Bluedot 2017 Line-up Announced
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 […]
Northern Powerhouse Minister Visits Jodrell Bank
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. […]
Save 10% in January!
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 […]
Festive Wreath Making at Jodrell Bank
As the seasons change and we count down the days till Christmas, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has been busy with festive activities. Last Saturday, while many visitors where enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in the café, or browsing the gift shop for that perfect present, others where braving the cold to make winter wreaths […]
Finding out how to make the World’s largest Radio Telescope
Last year, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre received funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Award grant scheme, to engage the public and school students with the engineering of the SKA. The project brought together UK-based engineers working on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) from the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as […]