Facilities

Facilities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is involved in the operation, construction and use of a number of facilities including:

e-MERLIN e-MERLIN and VLBI
The UK's National Facility for radio astronomy.
Lovell Telescope Lovell Telescope
At 76 metres in diameter this is the world's 3rd-largest fully-steerable telescope.
SKA SKA Project
We host the Office of the Square Kilometre Array Organisation, the international radio telescope for the 21st century.
HPC High Performance Computing
JBCA facilities include a number of general-purpose and specialised computing clusters.
ALMA ALMA
JBCA hosts the UK ALMA Regional centre, providing support to UK scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.
VO Virtual Observatory
JBCA has been working on the AstroGrid, AVO and Euro-VO projects to provide distributed access to huge astronomical data archives.