This section brings together posts on recent (and sometimes past) science at Jodrell Bank and elsewhere. Where we can, we try to give links to the bloggers themselves so you can follow their work in future. Many of them work here, many work on our University Main Campus in Manchester and some of them are national and international collaborators.
Our #CaptureTheMoon challenge, which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, called for people to take photos of the moon and share their memories of watching the the Moon landing at Jodrell Bank. This prompted many to get in touch and tell us that they were indeed here on that momentous day. John Lill and Dave Edwards have been kind enough to share their memories of that night with our Heritage Officer, Hannah Niblett.
As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we’ve been looking back at what was happening at Jodrell Bank on 20th and 21st of July 1969.
We arrived in Baku (capital of Azerbaijan) on Thursday and spent a lot of Friday finding our feet. The World Heritage Committee meeting is being held in the Baku Congress Centre, one of the city’s many dramatic and flamboyant buildings.
Revealed: Site Map and Stages for bluedot 2019
bluedot is evolving…We’re introducing brand new areas at this year’s festival, including Tranquillity Base, the new home to Mission Control and Contact, both now three times bigger!
On 15th June, 1979, Joy Division released their debut studio album Unknown Pleasures. The iconic cover art, designed by Peter Saville, featured signals from the first pulsar CP1919.Today, to mark the 40th anniversary of the release, the team at Jodrell Bank made this observation of that same pulsar.
Bring all the family to bluedot…
The countdown to bluedot began a while ago, and with suspense building, there’s 8 weeks to go till the return of our award-winning festival bluedot (18-21 July), so now’s the perfect time for families to start planning their trip.
Be Amazed by Science during May Half Term
Visit Jodrell Bank this half term and prepare to be Amazed by Science as we take part in the annual Cheshire-wide festival with another packed programme of tours, shows and interactive activities.
This Easter its Elemental!
Visit Jodrell Bank during the Easter holidays and join us as we celebrate 150 years of the periodic with a series of special science shows, sessions, tours and activities.
bluedot Celebrates the Moon Landing
This summer’s bluedot festival falls on the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 Moon Landing and we’re thrilled to announce the first phase of our mind-blowing Moon-themed line-up! Taking place 18-21 July 2019 our multi award-winning festival will bring a summer of celebrations honouring the moment humankind stepped foot on another celestial body and celebrating Jodrell Bank’s unique […]
Astronomers expose the aftermath of a violent merger of neutron stars!
Astronomers from around the world have combined radio telescopes on five continents, including at Jodrell Bank, to prove the existence of jets (narrow streams of material that emerge from the aftermath of a violent collision of neutron stars). Neutron stars are ultra-dense stars, roughly the same mass as the Sun, but similar in size to a […]