What we do
There are a range of options at different levels to study astrophysics at The University of Manchester.
Our Centre is the astronomical research centre at the University and occupies three locations.
We are involved in the operation and support of a number of facilities, including e-MERLIN.
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Challenging Einstein’s greatest theory with extreme stars
16-year long experiment to challenge Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Opening date announced for First Light Pavilion
Jodrell Bank is set to open its highly-anticipated First Light Pavilion on 4 June 2022.
Distant Exoplanet Discovery
A new study by an international team of astrophysicists, led by the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, has presented the new discovery of a near-identical twin of Jupiter orbiting a star.
UK to build software brain for giant radio telescope
More than £15million has been awarded to UK institutions, including The University of Manchester.
Colossal black holes locked in cosmic dance at heart of galaxy
Astronomers find evidence for tight-knit supermassive black hole duo.
Explore the JBCA
Our research covers a wide range of topics, including the Sun, stars, exoplanets, pulsars, galaxies and cosmology.
The story of Jodrell Bank began in 1945 when Bernard Lovell came to the University to observe cosmic rays.
Find details of the academic, research and administrative staff members in our Centre.