Exploring the Universe!
Ever thought about exploring the realms of the universe, or how it might feel to be immersed in the wonders of astrophysics? A week of Work Experience might be your gateway to such adventures, and Jodrell Bank offers just that opportunity!
A New Voyage Begins
This year saw the start of the Jodrell Bank Engagement work experience programme. Students who secured a place spent their week shadowing the seasoned experts of Jodrell Bank. The experience was all about getting immersed in the incredible science and rich heritage that Jodrell Bank proudly shares with school children, visitors and groups all year round.
The young crew were not only able to observe, but participate in running the state-of-the-art Space Dome planetarium. Helping to deliver science talks and engaging with visitors made it evident that we had a group of emerging science communicators in our midst. Their aptitude was truly commendable!
The Stars of Tomorrow
Among our participants this summer, we had Grace. A keen astronomer, and with ambitions of studying Maths at university, she represents the next wave of scientific minds.
And then, there’s Oliver. About to embark upon his GSCE’s, and living just a stone’s throw away, he sees the iconic Lovell Telescope on his daily commute to college. Inspired by this, Oliver felt an irresistible pull to be a part of the experience.
Wrapping Up the Cosmic Journey
Work experiences, especially at UNESCO World Heritage sites like Jodrell Bank, are more than just learning stints. They’re about passion, community, and nurturing the curious mind. If the stars align and you get an opportunity to be part of this or a similar experience, don’t hesitate. The universe, after all, has endless mysteries waiting for you to unravel.
From distant galaxies and nebulae to our very own corner of Cheshire, this exhibition will take you on a journey through space in stunning detail - all included in the price of entry!
The Tour of Britain has captured the imagination of millions across the country, waiting eagerly by the route or tuning in to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s most talented sports people. Setting off (at breakneck speed) just down the road in Altrincham earlier this month, the race’s popularity mirrors the recent rise in cycling for health, leisure and commuting...
All you need is curiosity (and perhaps a sturdy pair of shoes!) to have a great time at Jodrell Bank, open 10 til 5 every day this half term! With a fantastic programme of events, Jodrell Bank is the perfect place for family-friendly fun this autumn. For a truly unforgettable evening come along to our first Astro Night - Kids! session on 21st October...
We are proud to nurture a strong team, with many making their careers at Jodrell, and others passing through as they define their future. From a semi-professional footballer to cabin crew, we have an invaluable team of staff that work around their other jobs, hobbies, school or University, and if you've been to see us, you'll have met some of them.