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.
Slowest ever pulsar star discovered by Jodrell Bank PhD student
An approximately 14 million year old pulsar star that is the “slowest-spinning” of its kind ever identified has been discovered by a Jodrell Bank PhD student.
Maintenance work on the Lovell Telescope
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will notice that the Lovell Telescope is currently undergoing some maintenance work. A number of significant tasks are being undertaken: painting, steelwork repairs at the top of one of the supporting towers, and replacement of the original 1957 surface.
That was bluedot 2018!
From 19-22 July, we welcomed more than 18,000 festival-goers to Jodrell Bank for a packed celebration of science, music, art and discovery.
Thai princess visits Jodrell Bank
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited Jodrell Bank last week to celebrate the close astronomy links between her country and The University of Manchester.
Art meets Science at bluedot 2018
This year’s bluedot (19-22 July) has an incredible line-up and the arts and culture programming is bigger than ever.
The Blue Planet in Concert
The award winning bluedot festival will be opening in just three weeks time with Blue Planet in Concert, performed by the Hallé Orchestra on Thursday 19th July. The event kicks off a brand new family four-day format for the festival and promises to be a night to remember.
Practical Action is Bluedot’s Charity Partner.
We’re thrilled to have Practical Action on board once again as one of bluedot’s official charity partners for 2018.
Join us this summer for Operation Earth!
Join us at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this summer as we celebrate the wonder of our home planet and dive into the exciting world of environmental science.
Family Fun at Bluedot
With half term nearly over and under 7 weeks to go till the return of our award-winning festival bluedot (19-22 July), now’s the perfect time for families to start planning their trip.
Prime Minister Theresa May visited Jodrell Bank on Monday to deliver a major speech on science technology and to confirm funding for our spectacular new First Light project.