Watch: Professor Tim O’Brien’s Lovell Lecture

One Giant Leap: Jodrell Bank and the Race to the Moon

Thursday 6th December, 7:30pm – 9pm

July 2019 will mark fifty years since humans first set foot on another celestial body. In the run up to the anniversary, Professor Tim O’Brien will tell the story of Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon. This entertaining presentation will include audio-visual material from Jodrell Bank’s archive and feature aspects of both the American and Russian space programmes.

Tim O’Brien is a Professor of Astrophysics and an Associate Director of The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester.

This lecture was live streamed and is available to watch back here:

Named in honour of Sir Bernard Lovell, our popular and long-running Lovell Lecture series invites leading scientists and thinkers to share their knowledge and present their latest research in the Wolfson Auditorium at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

Our next Lovell Lecture takes place on Thursday 17th January when we’ll welcome the immunologist Professor Daniel M Davis to Jodrell Bank. Discussing his book, The Beautiful Cure, Dan will guide us through the scientific quest to understand the human immune system and will explain how new knowledge is unlocking a revolutionary approach to medicine and well-being.

One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way’
Stephen Fry on The Beautiful Cure.

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