Jodrell Bank Observatory

Established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, The Jodrell Bank Observatory has played a key role in the research of meteors and was deeply involved with the tracking of international space probes at the start of the Space Age. It boasts the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world, the Lovell Telescope, which stands at an incredible 89 meters high and 79 meters wide.

The site is home to the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, providing a place of learning and research for students, engineers and astronomers from The University of Manchester , and also features the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre which welcomes curious visitors throughout the year.

In 2017, AND presented COSMOS17 artist Daito Manabe’s work Celestial Frequencies, and will be presenting COSMOS18 artist Addie Wagenknecht’s work Hidden in Plain Sight in July as part of bluedot festival.

 

 

 

 

Venue info:

  • The University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

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