Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

The Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank

The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by directly engaging them with science at a major UK research facility.
A visit to the Centre includes the opportunity to see the world-famous Lovell Telescope at close quarters and explore exhibitions on astronomy and the science carried out at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The Discovery Centre also has a vibrant events programme in which visitors can meet scientists, hear about the latest discoveries and enjoy science shows.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Every day 10.00am to 5.00pm

Admission charges

Peak (without voluntary donation)
Adult £6.80
Child £5.00
Concession £5.00
Family 2+2 £21.80
Family 2+3 £26.00

Off peak
Adult £6.30
Child £4.50
Concession £4.50
Family 2+2 £20.00
Family 2+3 £24.00

*Child age 4-16 inclusive, under 4s free.
** Including 60+ and students

Getting there

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre can be found just off the A535 between Holmes Chapel and Alderley Edge, clearly signposted along the nearby roads with brown signs. We are approximately 6 miles from Junction 18 of the M6.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Dr Roshene McCool - Engineer at the SKA

Girls Night Out!

  • 20 June 2015 From 7pm

Join our ‘Girls Night Out’ to learn about the most exciting science and engineering project of the future – the Square Kilometre Array, which will create the biggest radio telescope on Planet Earth.

Attend a talk by SKA engineer Dr Roshene McCool and be inspired by the science and engineering of the future!

Create your own SKA antenna and help us assemble a miniature SKA array

Solder a badge to try your hand at some real electrical engineering

Observe the solstice with our solar telescopes (clouds permitting)

This event has been generously supported and subsidised by the Square Kilometre Array Organisation.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/girls-night/

Getting there

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre can be found just off the A535 between Holmes Chapel and Alderley Edge, clearly signposted along the nearby roads with brown signs. We are approximately 6 miles from Junction 18 of the M6.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL
England

Website

E-mail

jodrell.visitor.centre@manchester.ac.uk

Telephone

01477 571 766

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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