Join us at Jodrell Bank for an unmissable opportunity to get started in astronomy. You’ll learn how to navigate the skies and locate the stars in our inflatable Planetarium, as well as using a variety of tools from planispheres to telescopes, and enjoy demonstrations throughout the evening too.
Science show: The science of a world heritage site
Jodrell Bank became a World Heritage site in July 2019. In this show find out about some of the important moments in this site’s history which make it such an important place.
Lovell Lecture: Dr Ian Heywood
MeerKAT is a new South African radio telescope situated in the arid Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. Inaugurated in July of 2018, it is a connected network of 64 dishes, each 13.5 metres in diameter, and is presently the most powerful telescope of its kind in the world.