bluedot 2020 headliners announced…
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.
Engaging with heritage at the John Rylands Library
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
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.
Space Sapling from Isaac Newton’s apple tree arrives at Jodrell Bank
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.
The Planet Cafe partners with community cookery school
Surplus food and catering equipment from our Planet Café renovation gets put to good use by Bounceback Food CIC.
A repeating Fast Radio Burst from a spiral galaxy
Telescopes in the European VLBI Network (EVN), including Jodrell Bank’s Mark II Telescope, have observed a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) in a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This FRB is the closest to Earth ever localised and was found in a radically different environment to previous studies. The discovery, once again, changes researchers’ assumptions on the origins of these mysterious extragalactic events.
Telescopes: A Beginners Guide.
Were you lucky enough to receive a telescope for Christmas? If so, here are some fantastic things to find in the sky.
Join the team at Jodrell Bank!
Would you like to join our team of seasonal casual staff and play a vital role in the day to day running of Jodrell Bank’s Planet Café?
bluedot wins Best Festival at UK Festival Awards!
Last night, Jodrell Bank’s bluedot was awarded ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the UK festival Awards.
Learning and Enrichment Award for Jodrell Bank
We’re thrilled to announce that Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre was awarded Excellence in Learning and Enrichment at the Family Traveller Awards this week!