Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL
England

Website

E-mail

jodrell.visitor.centre@manchester.ac.uk

Telephone

01477 571 766

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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
Adult £7.00
Child £5.00
Concession £5.00
Family 2+2 £22.00
Family 2+3 £26.50

Off peak
Adult £6.50
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.
Prof. Albert Zijilstra

Lovell Lecture Prof. Albert Zijilstra

  • 18 September 2014 7:30-9pm

The Sun will not live forever. Several billion years from now, it will expand into a red giant, engulfing Mercury and Venus, before ejecting much of its own material in a catastrophic wind. The ejecta will create a planetary nebula: a beautiful shell of gas. Several thousand planetary nebulae are known in the Galaxy.

They show a wide range of structures: some are round, but the majority are elliptical, butterfly, bipolar or even quadrupolar, or just irregular. How these structures form is not well understood. This talk will explore the diversity of planetary nebulae and investigate what they can tell us about how the Sun will die.

Tickets – Adult £8.00, Concession £6.00, Please call 01477 571 767 or visit the website to book online

Our award winning cafe will also be serving pre-lecture dinners, please see our website for menus and more information.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

Adult £8.00, Concession £6.00

Website

http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/event/?id=even:o8v-hxr8xr6s-79iyky

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.

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