Jodrell Bank Observatory is the UK’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site and an icon for British science and engineering. For the last 75 years, the pioneering scientists and researchers at Jodrell Bank have been at the forefront of our quest for understanding, and at the heart of ground-breaking discoveries and world-leading research.
Jodrell Bank is also a national centre for excellence in public engagement and its award-winning Discovery Centre prides itself on delivering an important programme of educational services to a wide range of people and communities.
When we were required to close in March due to the national lockdown, we continued to work behind the scenes and the Observatory remained a site of live scientific research. Over the weeks and months that followed the lockdown, we engaged and inspired the public with the science and stories of this important site by sharing a wealth of learning resources and activities through our website.
These remain unprecedented times but innovation and public engagement is, and always has been, the Jodrell Bank way. Now, as we find ourselves slowly emerging from a third national lockdown, we continue to engage through Science Learning at Home.
Use the links below to explore some of our themes. Plus, visit our gift shop for science kits and educational materials in our special Science Learning at Home range, curated by engagment team.