National Value of UNESCO in the UK
New research published by UNESCO UK this week, shows that UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.
Thank you, volunteers
This week marks Volunteers Week and we want to send a huge thank you to all the volunteers and voluntary organisations that support us here at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.
Telescopes re-awakening at Jodrell Bank Observatory
The iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory at The University of Manchester is taking its first major steps to resume scientific operations after lockdown as part of what is probably the biggest ‘reboot’ in astrophysics!
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….
Jodrell and Cambridge: A shared radio astronomical heritage
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.
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.
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…
Despite the challenging weather conditions over the last few months we’ve had a busy time in the gardens here at Jodrell Bank and have enjoyed some wonderful seasonal highlights along the way.
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.
We are so excited to announce the first phase of our science line up for bluedot 2020…