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.



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.

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.

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.

Postgraduate graduation

PhD Studentships

We have fully funded STFC fellowships to support PhD students in any area of astrophysics research starting in September. Students interested in being considered for one of these fellowships should apply as soon as possible.

Jodrell Bank engineer Phil Clarke - Photo by Ed Swinden


Engineers at Jodrell Bank Observatory needed more than just a jack and a brace when a steel tyre on the famous Lovell radio telescope cracked.

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