This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.
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 […]
Jodrell Bank celebrates 70th birthday
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 […]
Bespoke Jodrell Bank Jewellery and Anniversary Calendar
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 […]
Protected: The Lovell Telescope at 60: Jodrell Bank Reunion
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Sputnik and Public Service Broadcasting
On 11th / 12th October 1957, the Lovell Telescope made its first scientific act – tracking the carrier rocket that launched Sputnik 1 into space – the dawn of the space age. On 11th October 2015, we commemorated the anniversary with our friends in Public Service Broadcasting, who came to Jodrell Bank to film the […]