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


We have a long history of recycling and sustainable construction here at Jodrell Bank. Although in the early days this wasn’t a conscious ethical choice as it is today, but the only way of getting anything built. A post-war necessity to make do and mend.

11 April, 2021

On This Day… 2011

On 11th April 2021, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre celebrates its 10th birthday.

6 April, 2021

Bluedot: An Update

21-24 July 2022 will now be the next date for bluedot, our annual festival of discovery here at Jodrell Bank. This means that our planned dates for the festival in 2021 will no longer be taking place.

5th – 14th March is British Science Week and we’re celebrating with 10 days of Science! From stargazing and climate science to the inspirational stories of Jodrell Bank. Celebrate and explore with us…

Its Mother’s Day soon, and that comes with the excitement of thinking about what to buy this year to celebrate!

Since the momentous concrete pour that created the unique domed roof took place in October last year, the First Light Pavilion has really started to take shape and we’re delighted to be able to share some of the first images from inside.

It’s January which means it’s the perfect time to grab a bargain from the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop! Treat yourself to up to half price off selected items, ranging from gifts, jewellery, accessories, toys and books.

Its the last week for Christmas shopping so we’ve put together a list of our favourite stocking fillers from the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop. Remember, orders must be placed by midday Friday 18th December to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. Happy shopping!

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…