Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics comprises research activities in astronomy and astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester, the world leading facilities of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility and hosts the Square Kilometre Array Organisation. The Jodrell Bank Observatory site also welcomes visitors to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

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The Lovell Telescope - Photo by Anthony Holloway

The Lovell Telescope

Radio eye on the universe

The 76-m Lovell Telescope is the world's third largest, fully-steerable radio telescope and has stood proudly over the plains of Cheshire since 1957.

Orion, Hyades and Pleiades seen from the Lake District - photo by Mike Peel

Night Sky

Having trouble finding the Andromeda Galaxy? Wondering where Jupiter is? Ian Morison describes what you can see in the UK night sky this month.

Image of the Double Quasar obtained by the e-MERLIN telescope array

e-MERLIN Call for Proposals

e-MERLIN, is now fully operational providing sub-arcsecond and icrojansky radio imaging of the sky. Deadline for cycle-1 proposals is 17th June 2013.

The Control Room during the First Light celebration

Behind the Scenes

The Control Room is where the duty controller takes responsibility for the giant 76m Lovell Telescope and our other telescopes. Take a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the observatory.

Exoplanets

Exoplanets

The hunt for Earth-2

This is an artists impression of OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a 5 Earth mass planet discovered using the microlensing effect. Find out more about our research on extra-solar planets

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