This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.

 

Lovell wartime distinction is less well known that his work in radio astronomy, but as the UK celebrates VE Day, we’re highlighting Lovell’s work developing the H2S airborne radar system, which greatly improved the Royal Air Force’s bombing accuracy and proved decisive in the outcome of the second world war.

World War II rationing, which continued in some form until 1954, impacted the entire country – housewives and radio astronomers alike….

18th April is World Heritage Day, and as the UK’s newest World Heritage Site, this is a good opportunity for us to reflect on our new status. This year’s theme is Shared Heritage.

16 April, 2020

bluedot 2020

 It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we are announcing the postponement of bluedot 2020. The diverse programme of art, science and cosmic culture, that we lovingly put together for this summer’s festival, will largely carry over to next year and all tickets will be transferred to 22-25 July 2021.

27 March, 2020

From the Archives…

A key part of our First Light Project is about bringing the story of Jodrell Bank to life through our archives. In this series, we share what we’ve discovered…

We are so excited to announce the first phase of our science line up for bluedot 2020…

In just over six months, from 23 – 26 July, we’ll welcome over 30,000 people to Jodrell Bank once again to enjoy our award-winning, star-struck festival of discovery, bluedot. In honour of the festival’s fifth anniversary, we’ve gone to infinity and beyond to find the most inspiring combination of music, cosmic culture and science, and are excited to start sharing the 2020 line up.

As part of developing our heritage skills and practices the Engagement Team headed into the city to spend a day at the inspiring John Rylands Library

16 January, 2020

And We’re Off!

After almost 11 years work, it has been emotional, this week, to see the construction team arriving here on site at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, to begin work on our new First Light Pavilion.

Saplings grown from apple pips from Isaac Newton’s tree and taken into space by astronaut Tim Peake have been given new homes, including Jodrell Bank, to inspire the next generation.