This section brings together posts on recent (and sometimes past) science at Jodrell Bank and elsewhere. Where we can, we try to give links to the bloggers themselves so you can follow their work in future. Many of them work here, many work on our University Main Campus in Manchester and some of them are national and international collaborators.

We’re delighted to announce yet another incredible lineup for our acclaimed DotTalks series at bluedot this summer. 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, […]

It’s an exciting day for us here at Jodrell Bank as headline acts for the 2018 bluedot festival are announced. Having quickly established itself as a standout science festival, this unique celebration of culture, music, science and discovery continues to inspire and is set to return once again on 19-22 July. Another stellar music line-up, this […]

Monday 19 – 23 February  Visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this half term and discover the dark side of the Universe! Unravel the mysteries of space and learn all about dark matter in a brand new live science show packed full of experiments and demonstrations. You can also quiz a resident astronomer in one of […]

Autumn has arrived and our Half Term activities are running for two weeks this year (21 October – 5 November). We’ve got a packed programme of events and activities to explore and enjoy with all the family… We’ve partnered with Manchester Science Festival and will be running Stargazing Nights and Science Shows as part of the event. While our two Stargazing Nights […]

  From Monday 4th to Friday 8th September, Jodrell Bank Observatory is hosting the 337th IAU Symposium meeting at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. As well as the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope, the year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of pulsars – which are rapidly rotating neutron stars, the remnants […]

From 7th – 9th July, Jodrell Bank welcomed thousands of festival goers to Bluedot, our annual celebration of science, discovery, live music, and cosmic culture. The award-winning festival was back for its second outing with a packed programme of exhibits, talks, experiments, live performances and artistic interventions. It was a truly mind-expanding and inspiring weekend and […]

Bring all the family to Jodrell Bank this summer and join us as we celebrate 60 years of the giant Lovell Telescope. Standing tall on the Cheshire landscape since 1957, the impressive near 90m high radio telescope has become a familiar sight for many of us. But it’s not just a local landmark -The Lovell Telescope has international significance […]