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


The first scientific experiment at Jodrell Bank took place 75 years ago; from an army radar trailer, on a damp and icy Friday afternoon on the 14th December 1945.

Looking for a gift for a budding astronomer? We’ve put together The Stargazer’s Gift Guide with a range of gift ideas suitable for a mix of budgets and abilities…

The popular national programme to engage school-aged children and their families with climate change and environmental science kicks off today on Youth Climate Action Day.

26 November, 2020

It’s Black Hole Friday!

Our very own Black Hole Friday returns with a range of great discounts on some of our most popular products in the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is taking part in Operation Earth 2 and we’re looking for primary schools or other organisations to help us run a series of virtual science clubs! Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and supported by the Association of Science and Discovery Centres, Operation Earth aims to engage children and their […]

We’re delighted to launch a new range of exclusive re-usable facemasks featuring constellations, planets and galaxy designs, created in partnership with ReWearable Clothing, a unique upcycling business based in Darwen near Blackburn.

18 November, 2020

We’re Recruiting!

Looking for an exciting new role? Want to share your passion for science with others? It’s a great time to join the award-winning Jodrell Bank Engagement Team.

We’re thrilled to announce today that we have received £125,600 from the Culture Recovery Fund to support us through the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Half Term has arrived and our outdoor areas are open all week long for families to explore and enjoy.

A major construction milestone was reached last week as our new First Light Pavilion saw its impressive concrete dome roof installed.