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Student Placements 2021

Every year we welcome students from The University of Manchester to join our team and work with us on key projects. Work placements provide a unique opportunity to enhance post-graduate study with real-world experience and are a chance for students to contribute to the Discovery Centre’s ongoing development.

This year, 3 fantastic students joined our marketing team from the MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies and the MSc in Science Communication, to assist with market research and digital development relating to our First Light Project. Unusually, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, the placements had to take place virtually but this didn’t deter their enthusiasm and commitment.

Read on to find out more about this year’s cohort and what they got up to…

Pauline Chouraki, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies
Market Research Assistant

“Hi, I’m Pauline. I come from France, but I have lived in the UK for the past 10 years. My biggest passion is promoting live music, which I have been doing for more than 6 years. On a quieter level, I love hiking, birdwatching and of course, stargazing!

“I carried out this placement as part of my MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Manchester. Prior to this, I did a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and I then worked in the tourism industry for a few years.

“Upon completing my course, I hope to find a permanent position in the museum, heritage or wider cultural sector, with a particular interest in business development, outreach and events.

“Due to Covid restrictions, I carried out my placement as a Market Research Assistant remotely. Having never been to Jodrell Bank before, I had to immerse myself in the site through my computer screen all the while researching and identifying potential markets for it. This actually proved very thought-provoking and it often felt like detective work! It made my first visit to Jodrell Bank even more special, and I hope the many future visitors which I envisioned through my work will feel the same wonder and excitement as I did!”

Reuben Cone, MSc Science Communication
Digital Marketing Assistant

“Hi, I’m Reuben, 24, originally from Suffolk but now living and studying in Manchester. I’m an outdoorsy person having been a Scout for almost 20 years and enjoy going for walks, exploring my local area and spending time away from civilisation!

“I spent three years at Keele University studying Biology, where I realised I had a real interest in making science fun, accessible and relevant to the public. As a result I enrolled on the MSc Science Communication course at Manchester and have now come to realise how important science communication is to society – it’s everywhere! I enjoy all aspects of my studies but am hoping to pursue a career in television media and journalism.

“I’ve been helping Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre with their website and digital content as they go through a period of exciting change with the new First Light Project. I focused on ensuring they continue to celebrate the unique outdoors nature of the site especially as they slowly re-open as covid restrictions lift. In my time here I’ve learnt a lot about marketing and how it intersects with science communication as well as what it’s like to work in a professional environment with some great people. It’s been a rewarding and fun experience and I’m really excited for the future of Jodrell Bank.”

Megan Craig, MSc Science Communication
Digital Marketing Assistant

“Hi! My name is Megan, and I am a 22-year-old postgraduate student at The University of Manchester. I am originally from West Lancashire, but I have been living in Manchester for a few years. In my spare time I love ice skating, exploring the outdoors and embroidery, as well as working to improve my digital design and illustration skills too.

“Currently I am completing a masters course in Science and Health Communication having graduated with a BSc in Genetics the previous year. Throughout my degree I have been able to write and learn about a broad range of scientific and health disciplines, and I hope to continue this in the future. As I am also quite interested in digital design and content creation, finding a career that combines these two passions is my goal.

“This placement was a great opportunity to experience professional digital marketing practice. I was able to explore web design and content creation by curating the new #WatchTheSkies webpage. Working on these aspects of the placement from their foundations to completion enabled me to gain a great insight into how ideas are formulated, justified with data, proposed, and altered to suit the needs of an organisation and the skillset of the individual. Supporting JBDC as they transition through their First Light initiative has been an invaluable experience.”

We want to take this opportunity to thank Pauline, Reuben and Megan for their hard work over the last few months, we’ve loved having them on the team and and we wish them all the best in their next endeavours.

Thanks also to The Institute for Cultural Practices and The Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at The University of Manchester.

How to watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday 10th June

On Thursday this week (10th June) we’re treated to a special celestial event – an eclipse. Eclipses are a regular if infrequent occurrence – a natural result of the movement of the Moon around the Earth.

As the Moon orbits the Earth the three bodies line up every now and again. Because the Moon is 1/400th the Sun’s diameter and 1/400th the distance away the two objects look about the same size on the sky – by sheer fluke! This makes it possible for one to block out the other. Thursday’s eclipse is solar – the Moon is in between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface.

As the Moon orbits the Earth, Earth Sun and Moon regularly line up as in the image below.

The Moon completes an orbit of the Earth around every 28 days – however the Moon’s orbit is inclined at an angle of about 5⁰ to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, which is why eclipses do not occur every month.

Above: Geometry of a solar eclipse – image from ESA

From the UK, this solar eclipse will be partial – as the Moon passes in between the Earth and Sun the three bodies won’t be lined up exactly from our viewpoint, so the Moon will cover just a small section of the Sun. Weather permitting, from the UK it will appear as below (timings are for the location of Jodrell Bank):

10.06 BST

First contact – the Moon grazes the edge of the Sun

11.13 BST

Maximum eclipse

12.25 BST

Last contact

Precise timings vary depending on your location – check out this page Solar & Lunar Eclipses Worldwide (timeanddate.com) to find the exact timings for where you are (you may see timings in the media for ‘UTC’ which is Coordinated Universal Time and can be considered as the same as GMT).

From some other parts of the world the eclipse will be ‘annular’ – this is where the Moon’s disk doesn’t entirely cover the disk of the Sun (that would be a total eclipse) but leaves a bright ring visible at the moment of maximum coverage. This happens because neither the Earth’s orbit around the Sun nor the Moon’s orbit around the Earth is exactly circular, so that the apparent sizes of the Sun and Moon vary somewhat – this means that sometimes, as in this case, the Moon can look a bit smaller in the sky and so unable to cover the Sun’s disk completely.

For more info about this week’s eclipse check out Annular Solar Eclipse on 10 June 2021 (timeanddate.com) and for a comprehensive guide plus predictions for future eclipses check out MrEclipse.com

Safe observing

Never look at the Sun directly as it can severely damage your eyes. To view the eclipse safely you can either use a pinhole viewer which is super simple to make How to View a Solar Eclipse: Make a Pinhole Projector (timeanddate.com) or – even easier – you can experiment with using things that already have holes in them such as a colander. Just line the colander up with the Sun so that it casts a shadow on the ground and move it towards or away from you until the lines are sharp – during the eclipse you will see lots of crescents as in the picture below.

Above: Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons : Steve Elliott from UK, CC BY-SA 2.0

These are fun DIY ways to observe but you can also buy special eclipse glasses which allow you to look at the Sun safely – otherwise observation should never be direct as looking at the Sun can severely damage your eyes. In previous years there have been rumours suggesting that you can look at the Sun’s reflection safely in a pool of water – this is untrue and risks eye damage.

In case of cloudy skies there will also be a live stream available here

Solar Eclipse Live Stream – June 10, 2021 (timeanddate.com)

And if you’re free on Thursday morning and fancy a bit of astronomy with your morning coffee, book a ticket to visit us at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre where, weather permitting, we will have safe observing by projecting the Sun’s image. As ever, our friendly and knowledgeable engagement team will be on hand to answer your astronomy questions.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Jodrell Bank Hosts TV Banquet Special

The culminating episode of The Great British Menu series 16 takes place at Jodrell Bank and is set to air on BBC Two at 8pm Friday 21st May.

For nine weeks, chefs from across the UK have been competing for the honour of representing their region in the Great British Menu final -The Banquet, where one will be crowned Champion of Champions.

Presented by Andi Oliver (pictured with judges Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort), the series has been challenging the UK’s leading chefs to prepare dishes on the theme of Great British Science and Innovation and what better location for the final banquet than the UK’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon for British science, Jodrell Bank.

Professor Teresa Anderson, Director of Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has said “It was an honour to be asked to host the banquet in celebration of great British science and innovation. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to share the site’s unique contribution to science and to inspire new audiences with the story of Jodrell Bank.”

The famous site joins an impressive list of previous banquet venues including Abbey Road Studios, St Paul’s Cathedral, and The Royal Albert Hall.

Taking place amid the government’s Covid restrictions, the episode is also the first ever outdoor banquet where a 70-strong guest list of the UK’s leading scientists and innovators dined outdoors beneath of the mighty Lovell Telescope.

The team transformed Jodrell Bank’s Wolfson Auditorium, usually a space for public events and school workshops, into a full working kitchen. Meanwhile, an open-sided marquee was erected in the grounds and the sun shone as guests dined outside.

Teresa Anderson continues “It was a beautiful day and a real treat to be able enjoy the views of the Lovell Telescope with incredible food alongside inspirational guests”

Banquet guests included Jodrell Bank’s Professors Tim O’Brien and Teresa Anderson who joined leading scientists and science communicators from around the UK including Professor Sarah Gilbert from Oxford’s successful Covid vaccination programme and Professor Maggie Aderin-Pocock from BBC’s The Sky at Night.

Designers were represented by Thomas Heatherwick, the brains behind London’s 2012 Olympic Cauldron, and Sophie Conran. They were joined by comedian and trained engineer Phil Wang, podcast stars James Acaster and Ed Gamble, mathematician Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE and YouTube phenomenon and madcap inventor Colin Furze (pictured), who arrived on a two metre high, socially distanced bike!

The Great British Menu: The Banquet airs on BBC2 at 8pm Friday 21st May.

 

Considerate Construction at First Light

Our incredible First Light Pavilion has come a long way in the last 12 months. Construction of this beautiful new building has been led by Kier and we’re really proud of their achievement earning a Certificate of Excellence in the Considerate Construction Scheme.

Sustainable practices are at the heart of this project and real care has been taken to protect the environment throughout the building process. Some highlights include:

  • A site materials manageement plan including waste segregation, re-use and recycling
  • Saving, storing and re-using excavation material in the building works to avoid disposal and transport off-site
  • Ecology protection including tree protection, the installation of bird and bat boxes and use of scarecrows to keep nesting away from construction areas
  • Using a local supply of ethically sourced topsoil
  • Monitored and minimised use of natual resources and carbon footprint reporting and off-setting
  • Rainwater harvesting from the site cabins for boot and tool washing
  • Donation of redundant pallets and other materials for re-use

You can see progress on the construction project here. 

Sustainability at Jodrell Bank: A long view

We have a long history of recycling and sustainable construction here at Jodrell Bank. Although in the early days this wasn’t a conscious ethical choice as it is today, but the only way of getting anything built. A post-war necessity to make do and mend.

Above: ‘Friday September 30th: The rack was lifted yesterday morning to the top of the northern tower! It’s a splendid sight and still looks big even at that height.’ From Lovell’s construction diary, 1955. Image copyright University of Manchester

In the late 1940s and 50s much of the scientific equipment on site was built by the scientists themselves, endlessly repurposing existing bits of kit with the help of mallet, soldering iron and chicken wire. Today we might call this ‘upcycling’ or ‘circular economy’, but Jodrell scientist Barrie Rowson, in an oral history interview with us, described it more practically:

‘The Green Huts were something of an institution because when you got some equipment that wouldn’t work and you decided to rebuild it again you’d dump it in the Green Huts. And the Green Huts were therefore a source of spare parts – we were a bit short of money, of course, and you couldn’t buy the components you wanted – so you’d fish around in the Green Hut and see if you could find somebody else’s chassis which you could strip down…’

Radio astronomy was a brand-new science, so there weren’t yet any purpose-built instruments, however, a huge amount of radar equipment built during the war was now surplus to requirement.  Aerials, transmitters and receivers were literally lying around in airfields and cluttering up army bases. So when Bernard Lovell enquired about borrowing some for his new venture at Jodrell Bank his old army bosses were more than happy to oblige.

Above: A folder of photographs and papers about surplus radar apparatus, sent from the RAF and Ministry of Supply to Jodrell Bank in the late 1940s, is held in the Jodrell Bank Archive at the University of Manchester Library (JBM/11/2/radar)

This apparatus was technically on loan, but Lovell and his colleagues quickly got to work disassembling and reassembling it into new forms, so in the end little could be returned in one piece. The ‘searchlight aerial’, so called because it was built on top of a searchlight base and therefore could be tilted in all directions (perfect for studying meteor showers), is a case in point. The RAF wrote to Lovell asking for it to be returned, but Lovell politely deterred them, citing the ground-breaking science that the equipment was involved in. The military never did get their searchlight back and the remains of the base are still on site today.

Above: The searchlight aerial in 1947 (left), and the remains of the searchlight base today (right), Grade II listed and part of the fabric of the Jodrell Bank World Heritage Site. Copyright University of Manchester.

But perhaps the most impressive example of this is in the Lovell telescope itself. This was the first fully purpose-built instrument on site and arguably marked the end of the make-do-and-mend era at Jodrell Bank. However, in 1951 when the telescope was being designed, raw materials were still at a premium and the cost of manufacturing so many bespoke components was prohibitive.

One such challenge was the enormous and yet high-precision gear racks required to tilt the telescope. Patrick Blackett, Lovell’s senior at the University and an ex-naval officer, pointed out that the problem was similar to controlling the gun of a battleship. Less than a month later the engineers had procured three 25ft-diameter gun turret racks from a shipbreakers yard; one from the HMS Royal Sovereign and two from the HMS Revenge. At a total cost of £1,000 this was bargain, compared to the several thousand it would have cost for them to be manufactured from scratch.  And although it would be another four years before they were finally hoisted into the streel frame of the telescope, as Lovell put it in his autobiography Astronomer by Chance; ‘they lay in and near our workshop for many years as a symbol of hope that was to be long in realisation.’    

Above: HMS Revene during the Second World War.

These components are still in the telescope today and we’re excited to be able to highlight this story in the new exhibition we’re planning for the First Light Pavilion. A section from the spare gear rack will be mounted in the exhibition hall. This huge arc of steel forged over 100 years ago, that saw service in the Battle of Jutland and played a pivotal part in the history of radio astronomy, will have another life, telling the story of sustainable construction at Jodrell Bank and providing inspiration for the challenges of today.

On This Day… 2011

On 11th April 2021, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre celebrates its 10th birthday.

Ten years ago, we began to welcome people to Jodrell Bank, sharing the stories of its research and discovery, inspiring the scientists of the future and celebrating the creativity, hard work and determination of the people of this remarkable place.

The journey actually began back in 2006, when we embarked on the quest to understand what was needed by visitors, what was possible at the site and (last but not least) for funding to do some of these things.

Above: School pupils take part in an event for The Big Draw in our Marquee in 2008

Part of the process involved a large 200-seater marquee, which we put up in the summers of 2007-2010 and in which we tried out all sorts of things (– including talks, bouncing people’s voices off the Moon, schools programmes, exhibitions, political receptions, celebrations of a solar eclipse, inflatable planetarium shows, art and amateur astronomy….).

Some things were successful, and some were dire.

The marquee was freezing in poor weather, eventually leaked every time it rained (with puddles on the floor underneath), the sound system became an electrical risk and one night, someone stole our projector and screen…

But – we learned a lot.

We learned what people wanted to hear about and see (and what they didn’t!), what schools want from us and how to turn creative ideas into things that happen in the real world. All of this became the raw data and evidence that supported yet more ideas and proposals for our new buildings and activities.

And in 2010 – success! – we were granted £3million funding.

Just enough to create our first two buildings, the Planet Pavilion and the Space Pavilion, in which we planned to deliver Phase 1 of our programme – engagement with the world-leading scientific research Jodrell Bank.

There was a bit left for the exhibition and for a tiny bit of work in the gardens.

It took several hair-raising months to finalise the funding agreement and obtain planning permission (supported by the wonderful Sir Bernard Lovell himself, who signed a letter of support for the project that we sent in with the planning application).

Late in 2010 the work began and, in the bitterly cold temperatures of the 2010/11 winter, the last traces of the ramshackle old buildings were demolished and the new buildings took shape in the freezing fog.

Above: The Planet Pavilion under construction in early 2011. Photo credit: Ant Holloway

We finally opened on 11th April 2011, and sometimes still can’t believe it…

Now, 10 years later, Phase 2 underway – The First Light Project – which will engage people with the stories of the heritage of this amazing site.

Above: Artist’s impression of our new First Light Pavilion, due to open late 2021/ early 2022.

And at this, a staging post in the journey, we want to say thank you to everyone who has helped us, travelled alongside us, made suggestions, supported us and visited us.

We launched a new Education programme, which we have seen grow and flourish; our Events programme has matured and grown; we’ve had some amazing collaborations with broadcasters (the Stargazing Live Eclipse Special was a highlight!); wonderful Live From Jodrell Bank events; the ground-breaking bluedot festival, and of course the fantastic inscription of Jodrell Bank as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We’re looking forward to the journey with you over the next 10 years!

Teresa Anderson
11-04-21

Bluedot: An Update

We’re saddened to announce that we’ll be making 21-24 July 2022 the next date for bluedot, our festival of music, culture and discovery here at Jodrell Bank. This means that plans for the festival in 2021 will no longer be going ahead.

We work closely with our talented and passionate partners to bring bluedot to tens of thousands of festival-goers every summer. However, as we’re sure you can imagine, there are many challenges in putting on an event like this at what remains a difficult time for the country. After much deliberation we felt that making compromises to what has become such a unique and much-loved experience, would not be acceptable for the festival’s many communities.

But do not worry. In the coming months we will be sharing our exciting plans for bluedot’s return in 2022, exploring the hundreds of reasons you have joined us since our first festival 5 years ago, and curating a series of very special events exploring our universe deeper than ever before.

So, rest assured this doesn’t mean bluedot is on hold; with the certainty of moving the next edition to 2022 we’re able to kick-start our plans and put more than ever before into delivering a truly out-of-this-world event.

If you have a ticket, we hope you will hold on to it and join us for a joyous celebration in 2022. If you would like to request a refund, your ticket outlet will be in touch with details on how to do this shortly.

Thank you so much for your continue support,
The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Team

10 Days of Science: British Science Week 2021

5th – 14th March is British Science Week and we’re celebrating with 10 days of Science!

From stargazing and climate science to the inspirational stories of Jodrell Bank, here are 10 great ways to celebrate with a new activity for every day…

Friday 5th March:

Check out coverage of NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi undertaking a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station today. See them in action here…

Above: NASA astronaut Christina Koch works while tethered near the Port 6 truss segment of the International Space Station to replace older hydrogen-nickel batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. Fellow NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan (out of frame) assisted Koch during the six-hour and 45-minute spacewalk. (Image credit: NASA) Above: In training – Astronaut Jeanette Epps, left, Soyuz MS-09 commander Sergey Prokopyev, centre, and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst during space station flight training at Star City near Moscow. (Image credit: NASA)

Fancy becoming an astronaut? Find out what it takes here…..

Saturday 6th March:

See the smallest planet, Mercury and largest planet, Jupiter  very close together in the sky, an hour before dawn. Planets appear close every now and again as they move in their orbits – this is known as a ‘conjunction’ which for these two planets actually occurs on the morning of 5th March.

6th March is the best opportunity to spot Mercury, as this is the day it appears furthest from the Sun. Be especially careful when you’re trying to see it and don’t look for it once the Sun is up – looking directly at the Sun can seriously damage your eyes. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and will appear the brighter of the two.

Above: Looking South- South East at sunrise, between 6.20 am and 6.30 am (image from Stellarium)

Above: The planet Mercury. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington – NASA/JPL.) Above: The planet Jupiter (Image credit: NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson) During a conjunction two planets look close together in the sky but in reality are millions of miles apart.

Sunday 7th March:

From the building of the iconic Lovell Telescope to the construction of our new First Light Pavilion; engineering innovation has always played a critical role in advancements on the Jodrell Bank site.

Find out more about the world of engineering in Kier Construction’s Virtual Interactive Built Environment…

Monday 8th March:

Today is International Women’s day so we’ve adapted a special quiz about the inspiring women of Jodrell Bank, first created for our biannnual Girls Night Out events.

Take part here and be in with a chance of winning a copy of Libby Jackson’s A Galaxy of Her Own!

You can also explore this fantastic citizen science project helping to transcribe the ground breaking work of early women astronomers.

Above: Women computers at the Harvard College Observatory, USA circa 1890. Image credit: Harvard College Observatory, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday 9th March:

The red planet Mars has always held a fascination for astronomers – easily visible when it’s in our night sky, we have sent numerous spacecraft to explore it and look for signs of life. Find out about the latest Mars missions by following the links below:

Above: Take a look for yourself if the sky is clear. Mars will be visible in the south western sky after 7.30pm (don’t forget, stars twinkle but planets don’t!)

Wednesday 10th March: 

Download your British science week activity pack and have a go at some fun and interesting activities.

Suitable for a variety of ages and all can be done from home.

Thursday 11th March:

Understanding how human activities can impact our environment has never been more important.

Try these climate science activities and learn what you can do to look after our planet.

Friday 12th March:

Find out how innovation at Jodrell Bank since the 1940s brought a new science – ‘radio astronomy’ –  into existence, revealing a universe that until then was completely invisible: A most extraordinary coincidence: The first experiment at Jodrell Bank – Jodrell Bank

The first experiments led to the building of telescopes that could see radio waves – energetic radiation from the same ‘family’ as visible light, but invisible to our eyes. Telescopes at Jodrell Bank continue to probe the invisible universe today.

Learn about the history of the Jodrell Bank Observatory from Professor of Astrophysics Tim O’Brien in this talk about how the telescopes of Jodrell Bank work and the things that they are used to study, from massive blackholes to flashing pulsars.

What can we learn from invisible light? Find out more in this article here: Science Concepts: Multiwavelength Astronomy – Jodrell Bank

Saturday 13th March:

Today’s new Moon means it’s a perfect time for stargazing as there’s less light to ruin your night vision. The Moon takes around 28 days to orbit the Earth and as it moves we see different amounts of its lit up side -the “phases” of the Moon. At new Moon we can’t see the Moon at all, its lit up side is facing away from us and it appears in the daytime sky. A moonless night means it’s easier to pick out the fainter stars so great for astronomers!

Above: The Moon as a thin crescent, just past ‘new’. Image credit: W.carter, CC BY-SA 4.0

Check out our monthly stargazing guide to find out what you can see this month and take a look at our Guide to Stargazing Apps to help get you started.

Sunday 14th March:

As British Science Week comes to a close for another year, we look forward to the beginning of spring (astronomically speaking!) on the Vernal Equinox which falls on 20th March this year. This is one of two days of the year when the lengths of day and night are equal. After the Spring Equinox and for the next six months, there will be more hours of daylight than darkness.

But why does the equinox happen? The Earth is tilted, and keeps the same tilt as it moves in its orbit around the Sun. We get an Equinox when the Earth is in a position where it is not tilted towards the Sun or away from it. This is what gives us days and nights of the same length.

You can explore more activities, stories and film in our Science Learning at Home online resource hub here…

First Look inside First Light!

We’ve seen incredible progress on the construction of our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported First Light Pavilion over the last few months.

Since the momentous concrete pour to create the domed roof took place in October last year, the building has really started to take shape and we’re delighted to be able to share some of the first images from inside.

Images: Andrew Brooks

The First Light Pavilion will dramatically transform the visitor experience at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Designed by HASSELL and constructed by Kier, the stunning new building will house a gallery dedicated to telling the story of Jodrell Bank, an immersive auditorium, and a new education hub and cafe.

You can view progress of the construction since it began in December 2019, here…

The First Light Pavilion is expected to open to visitors later this year. You can find out more about the project here…

Stocking Fillers from the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop

It’s the last week for Christmas shopping so we’ve put together a list of our favourite stocking fillers from the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop. Remember, orders must be placed by midday Friday 18th December to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. Happy shopping!

For Adults…

Coaster for Science
£3.75
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Rocket Launch Socks
£3.95
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Lovell Telescope Pin Badge
£3.50
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Light Up Rocket Bottle Stopper
£5.65
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For The Kids…

Make Your Own Bouncy Balls
£3.50
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Make Your Own Slime
£3.50
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Make Your Own Snow
£3.50
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Light Up Kinetic Wheel
£4.50
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Solar System 3D Puzzle
£3.75
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Periodic Table Pencil Box
£2.60
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All proceeds from sales made in the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop are reinvested in to the Discovery Centre, helping us inspire even more people with the science and stories of this special place.