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.

Lovell lecture - First light

  • 26 May 2015 7:30-9pm

Professor Dunlop will talk about how recent advances in observational astronomy, especially the refurbishment of the Hubble Space Telescope, let us to look back to within 500 million years of the Big Bang, and directly observe the emergence of the first galaxies.

Following the Big Bang, the Universe expanded and cooled until gravity caused the most dense regions of the universe to collapse and form the first stars and galaxies. Professor Dunlop will also describe how the next generation of facilities, including the long awaited James Webb Space Telescope, will shed new light on how today’s highly-structured and beautiful Universe emerged from the initial chaos of creation.

Pre-lecture dining is available in the Planet Pavilion Café. Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Why not indulge in an evening treat?

Suitable for

Admission

£8 adults / £6 concession
10% discount for annual pass holders

Website

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:yl-i5zh3kzy-6t0ajv/lovell-lecture-first-light

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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