One Giant Leap: Talk and Tour
1:30pm – 4pm. Various dates.
July 2019 will mark 50 years since humans first set foot on another celestial body. In this, the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing, we’re sharing the incredible story of Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon.
Lovell Lecture: Professor Tim O’Brien
Jodrell Bank Observatory helped pioneer the exploration of the invisible Universe using radio waves instead of visible light. Using radio telescopes, astronomers have discovered previously undreamt things – quasars powered by gigantic black holes; pulsars flashing like cosmic lighthouses; gravitational lenses distorting space-time; even the fading glow of the Big Bang.