This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.
On this day, 21 June, in 1946 Bernard Lovell sent a fifteen-page report to his former PhD supervisor and now academic collaborator Patrick Blackett about his early research using redundant wartime radar apparatus to detect cosmic rays. His experiments began with failed attempts in central Manchester between 12 September 1945 and then continued at Jodrell […]
12 June 1957: Lovell Telescope first rotated in azimuth
In 1949, Bernard Lovell decided to construct a 250-ft steerable telescope, which would enable him to examine cosmic rays, meteors, and the radio waves from the deepest reaches of the universe. Lovell worked closely with Sheffield engineer H. C. Husband and by 1952 construction had begun. By 1957, construction of the Lovell telescope (or Mark […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, […]
Jodrell Bank : The Kubrick Connection
Photo Credits : Anthony Holloway Early in October 2014, we were delighted to be able to form a creative partnership with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) in order to deliver ‘Watch the Skies’ a weekend celebration of Sci-Fi film at Jodrell Bank as part of the British Film Institute’s ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ series. The […]
August is Heritage Month at Jodrell Bank!
Heritage Month: Celebrating 70 years at Jodrell Bank As part of a major heritage project, and with support from the Heritage lottery Fund, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is marking 70 years at Jodrell Bank with a month-long celebration of exhibitions, shows and events. Discover the stories behind this unique site through walking tours, heritage trails, […]
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 […]
New Heritage Officer for Jodrell Bank
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. […]
Taking place 22-24 July, bluedot is a brand new three-day festival of discovery that promises to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth Heading the music bill with a UK festival exclusive is the legendary Jean-Michel Jarre. Renowned not only for his revolutionary electronic […]
The Luna 9 ‘Space Hack’ – 4th Feb 1966
This week we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the audacious ‘Space Hack’ carried out at Jodrell Bank on 4th Feb 1966. Jodrell Bank was deeply involved in monitoring the early space race between the USA and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was far out in the lead with its Luna Programme and in […]