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.

Planck

Planck Satellite

Planck challenges our understanding of the Universe

The cosmology results from ESA's Planck satellite have been released, yielding the most accurate values yet for the ingredients of our Universe.

ALMA. CREDIT: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Babak Tafreshi

ALMA inaugurated

The Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest astronomical project, has been inaugurated in Chile, celebrating ALMA's transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory.

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.

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.

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