Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Jodrell

Our new first year undergraduate students in the School of Physics & Astronomy headed out to Jodrell Bank during Welcome Week.

First year undergraduate students at Jodrell
First year undergraduate students at Jodrell Bank

The students enjoyed talks about the Observatory (from Associate Director of JBCA and School Director of Teaching & Learning Tim O'Brien), the Discovery Centre (from its Director Teresa Anderson), and the Square Kilometre Array (from one of its Project Scientists Anna Bonaldi). They also learnt about the work of the Observatory from research and operations staff including Christine Jordan, Mike Peel, Chris Skipper, Liz Bruton, Tom Scragg and Jimmy Cullen.

While they were at Jodrell, they were interested to see the Mark II Telescope taking part in European VLBI Network observations connected up to other telescopes across Europe and beyond. 

Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the University of Manchester's School of Physics & Astronomy. In 2016, the School welcomed 288 new undergraduate students following courses in Physics, Physics with Astrophysics, Physics with Theoretical Physics, Physics with Study in Europe, Physics with Philosophy and Maths & Physics.

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