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One Giant Leap: Jodrell Bank and the Race to the Moon by Professor Tim O’Brien

July 2019 marked fifty years since humans first set foot on another celestial body. In the run up to the anniversary, Professor Tim O’Brien shared the story of Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon. This entertaining presentation includes audio-visual material from Jodrell Bank’s archive and features aspects of both the American and Russian space programmes.

Tim O’Brien is a Professor of Astrophysics and an Associate Director of The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester.

This lecture was live streamed in December 2018 and is available to watch back here:

Named in honour of Sir Bernard Lovell, our popular and long-running Lovell Lecture series invites leading scientists and thinkers to share their knowledge and present their latest research in the Wolfson Auditorium at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre