A new moment of transformation.
First Light will open on 4th June 2022.

Can’t wait? We continue to blow minds every weekend!
Plan your visit below…

Visiting before 4th June

Plan your mission

Visiting from 4th June

Boldly go

Visiting as a group

Wonder

Explore the mind-blowing science and pioneering heritage of this special place

Stories

Put things into (cosmological) perspective

Culture

First Light: Architectural Reveal

The architecture for our new Frist Light Pavilion, designed by international design firm Hassell is based on a modern re-working of the meridian line.

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First visitors welcomed to First Light!

As we prepare for the public opening of our new First Light Pavilion on 4th June, we’ve been inviting people to join us at special pilot events to help us learn and evaluate the new visitor experience.

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Tickets on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for visits to Jodrell Bank beyond 4th June. From that date on, visitors will be able to experience our highly-antipated First Light Pavilion and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Culture

Compete for the best space illustrations!

To celebrate Family Friday, bluedot are hosting an exciting competition, giving all kids the chance to have their artwork displayed at the festival!

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Our new branding

As we near ever closer to the opening of our flagship new building the First Light Pavilion, we’re today revealing a new brand for Jodrell Bank. 

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NASA’s Kepler telescope delivers new discovery

A new study by an international team of astrophysicists, led by the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics has made a new discovery of a near-identical twin of Jupiter 17,000 light years from Earth

A SITE OF OUTSTANDING UNIVERSAL VALUE

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Four days of music, science and cosmic culture in the shadow of the mighty Lovell Telescope

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