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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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Dr Laura Wolz among Future Leaders Fellowship recipients
She is one of two researchers selected from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Kepler telescope glimpses a free-floating planet population
Evidence has been uncovered for a mysterious population of ‘free-floating’ planets.
Radio astronomers discover 8 new millisecond pulsars
The pulsars have been located within the dense clusters of stars using South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope.
Launch of Europe’s largest astronomy network
Two astronomy networks are coming together to form Europe’s largest ground-based astronomy collaborative network: the ORP.
True identity of mysterious gamma-ray source revealed
An international research team has shown that a rapidly rotating neutron star is at the core of a celestial object.
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.