This winter we are opening our doors and filling our spaces with festive cheer as we launch our inaugural winter programme.
Unravel the wonders of the universe as Jodrell Bank brings you incredible celestial discoveries with the spectacular exhibition, An Imperfect Account of a Comet, celebrating the work of 18th Century astronomer, Caroline Herschel, and astounding images of our first steps on the Moon with a selection of images from the internationally recognised Apollo Remastered exhibition.
We’re also very excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Royal Institution on Thursday 15 December, to bring you a sneak peak of the second of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES before they are aired on BBC Four in between Christmas and New Year. Professor Dame Sue Black is this year’s guest lecturer and will be inviting young people aged 11-17 to explore the secrets of forensic science.
Professor Chris Lintott (BBC Sky at Night, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford) will be joining us for our second Lovell Lecture in this series on Thursday 8 December. If you’re keen to learn about mysterious radio signals and spectacular supernovae and how the Universe keeps finding ways to astonish us, then this is the one for you.
We wrap up the month with Solstice at Jodrell Bank , on Wednesday 21 December, celebrating the shortest day. This family friendly event will see beautifully animated astronomical illuminations on the façade of our spectacular new First Light Pavilion. Come and take a seat and relax in our awesome, immersive, Space Dome to marvel at the stars in our universe whilst enjoying the ‘We Are Stars’ film. Learn about the moon and the stars and even make one of your own to take away with you.
We think you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone from films to exhibitions, lectures, and learning. There’s even a gift shop for some last-minute Christmas shopping.
Join us for our spectacular inaugural winter season at Jodrell Bank. Wow doesn’t even begin to capture it.
Jodrell Bank welcomes Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in celebration of UNESCO World Heritage status
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Jodrell Bank last week (Tuesday 30 January) to mark the occasion of Jodrell Bank Observatory being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2019.
As February half term approaches, prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey to Jodrell Bank, where science, discovery, and family fun collide in an out-of-this-world experience. This year, we are thrilled to introduce a captivating addition to our lineup – the brand new science show, "Curious Kids."
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...