Still curious about the cosmos? Join us at bluedot for a scientific summer of fun!

Posted 21 Feb, 2023

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If you joined us this half-term at Jodrell Bank, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed meeting our science experts and finding out more about the cosmos & beyond ✨

Don’t worry though if you haven’t had the chance to delve into our world of science just yet, as this summer, we’ll be hosting a spectacular array of scientific keynote talks, workshops & science stalls for all the family to enjoy, at bluedot festival, which takes place at Jodrell Bank, 20th – 23rd July.

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Be inspired by science & join us for….

  • Outrageous live science shows, with Brainiac Live, who will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of weird & wonderful science experiments, that will blow your children’s minds.
  • Keynote talks from the biggest names in space exploration including Chris Lintott (host of BBC’s Sky At Night), Maggie-Aderin Pocock, Libby Jackson, Monica Grady and Mike Berners-Lee.
  • Hands-on workshops, featuring the British Antarctic Survey, Chester Zoo, University of Manchester, Science Grll, The Zooniverse, Earth & Solar system, Manchester Girl Geeks, plus lots more!
  • Explorer Dome’s 45 minute show, which explored new ideas & scientific discoveries in an immersive planetarium experience.
  • Jedi lightsaber training, which returns to the vast realms of the bluedot cosmos, allowing children to use the force and channel their inner Jedi for the day, taking part in a masterclass to perfect their lightsaber skills.
  • Close Encounters Expo, where you can discover mind-expanding stalls & interactive exhibits, exploring the latest research from our world, with plenty of content suitable for all the family.
  • 60 Years of Doctor Who, a celebration of the classic science-fiction programme, with a specially curated programme of talks, panels and screenings.
  • An incredible immersive experience in our Luminarium. Enter this unique structure & be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of its light and colour.
  • Woodland nature walks & exploration of our beautiful arboretum after-dark, which will showcase some of the UK’s most exciting and imaginative installations, from floating planets, to flickering fires.
  • PLUS this year, the festival’s theme is Space Carnival, which invites all festival-goers to get creative and immerse themselves in a celebration of everything intergalactic. Across the festival site, the theme will be celebrated with an array of special parades, immersive art & silent disco parties.

Discover the full music, science, cultural & family line up here. Under 3’s go free!

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