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.
logo for bfi film audience network and sci fi days of fear and wonder

Watch the Skies!

  • 3 — 4 October 2014

A weekend not to be missed for sci-fi fans across the UK …we are excited to announce the first ever large-scale outdoor cinematic event at the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Join us for outdoor interstellar cinema against the backdrop of the Lovell telescope.
Watch the Skies! will bring you to the darkest space of the universe as we make contact with the unknown – expect tales of artificial life, dark stars, extra-terrestrial encounters and drama on a planetary scale.

You’ll be able to take in screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien, hear talks from specialists at Jodrell Bank on space probes, extra-terrestrial life and exploration of the invisible universe, and enjoy two exclusive world premieres and commissions from Manchester based Soup Collective and acclaimed US electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never.

Watch the Skies! is curated and commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and produced in partnership with Jodrell Bank and Live From Jodrell Bank Transitions and funded through the BFI, awarding funds through The National Lottery.

Watch the Skies! is a flagship event in the BFI Blockbuster project SCI-FI: DAYS OF FEAR AND WONDER, presented together with O2.

For ticket sales, visit: www.andfestival.org.uk/event-type/whats-on/outdoor-cinema.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/news/2014/WatchtheSkies

A Swarm of Ancient Stars

Spectacular Stars Science Show

  • 27 — 31 October 2014

This half term don’t miss out on our action packed science show. We will be discovering how stars are born, why they are different colours, what a star is made from and what happens when a star dies. The show will include a gravity defying live demonstration and there might even be a few loud bangs!

Show times 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30.

Shows are suitable for 5+ years.

Free event but normal admission applies. Booking recommended due to high demand please call 01477 571 766 to reserve your space

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: adults £7.00, children £5.00.

Website

http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/event/?id=even:q96-hxzz4tzk-ddmsg8

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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