A Summer of Science: Celebrating 60 years of the Lovell Telescope

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 and is known across the globe for the part it has played in many ground-breaking and world-leading scientific discoveries.

This summer, from 31st July – 3rd September, we’ll be celebrating the telescope’s rich and diverse heritage along with its incredible scientific achievements, in a series of family friendly shows, talks, tours, and activities. Perfect for the school holidays!

All events and activities are FREE with general admission and you can book  your admission tickets online here.

You can view a full list of our events here. We’ve also created a handy guide for you below so you can see what’s on each day.

Monday 31st July – Sunday 3rd September:

Mondays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Science Shows
(11:30, 14:30)
Tuesdays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Science Shows
(11:30, 14:30)
Meet the Expert
(13:00)
Wednesdays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Science Shows
(11:30, 14:30)
Thursdays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Science Shows
(11:30, 14:30)
Garden Tours
(10:30, 13:30)
Fridays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Science Shows
(11:30, 14:30)
Saturdays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)
Sundays Telescope Walking Tours
(11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30)
Jodrell Jubilee Activities
(11:00 – 16:00)