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

 

This incredible image released today by the ALMA Observatory, is our best ever view of the formation of planets. I think it deserves to sit alongside images like the Hubble Deep Field and the Cosmic Microwave Background as one of the classic astronomy photos. What we see here is the disc of gas and dust […]

The Mark I Telescope at Jodrell Bank (now the Lovell Telescope) as it looked after completion in 1957.   11th October I’ve seen a few tweets today stating something along the lines of “On this day, 1957, the largest radio telescope in the world was switched on at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire.” I don’t know […]

TV programmes Jodrell Bank often features in factual TV programmes. In addition to hosting the popular BBC2 series of Stargazing Live, it has also featured recently in programmes such as Jim Alkhalili’s BBC series Light and Dark . Jodrell Bank has often been home to many items in the popular ‘Sky at Night’ series (e.g. […]

I arrived here at Jodrell in 2011, just after the completion of the UK’s first Galaxy Garden designed by TV gardener Chris Beardshaw. In conversations with Chris I learnt how he’d worked in collaboration with Professor Tim O’Brien to create a garden that would show the journey of our Universe from the Big Bang 14 […]

  All composers have a touch of the megalomaniac about them – it comes of believing they are thinking up new “sound-worlds” all the time. So when I got the opportunity to work with Jodrell Bank astronomers on a piece which tried to portray the creation of the universe, I jumped at the chance. In […]