Opening: Friday, 17th November
Included in the price of entry to Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement
Dr Anthony Holloway, Head of Computing at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics and Jodrell Bank Observatory has been photographing and studying the night sky for over 30 years as an amateur and professional astronomer. His work has been published in the press and on TV and he holds the “Artiste, International Federation of Photographic Art” distinction.
“The advent of digital photography has opened up more views of the night sky and here I showcase a collection of ‘Visions of the Night Sky’. Using a camera, lenses and sometimes a telescope to reveal transitory, unique moments in the night sky, along with deeper views into our galaxy and beyond.”
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!
In the New Year, Anthony will be leading our “Introduction to Astrophotography” workshops, a combination of a talk and practical session, where you could learn to take images like these.
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.