Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Big Telescopes week 28 Jul to 1 Aug

10:00 28 July - 17:00 1 August 2014

Radio telescopes, like the Lovell Telescope are powerful devices that scan the sky collecting radio wave data from objects such as galaxies and stars. Our hands on activities will…

The Rocket Show 4 to 8 Aug

10:00 4 - 17:00 8 August 2014

Join us for our explainer-led interactive show exploring how rockets get into space, what would happen if we didn't wear a space suit and watch as we launch some rockets of our own.…

Mission to Mars 11 to 15 Aug

10:00 11 - 17:00 15 August 2014

Do you have what it takes to complete our Mission to Mars challenge? You will send your mars rover on a journey through the rough terrain. Along the way you will have to tackle some…

Mission to Mars 18 to 22 Aug

10:00 18 - 17:00 22 August 2014

Do you have what it takes to complete our Mission to Mars challenge? You will send your mars rover on a journey through the rough terrain. Along the way you will have to tackle some…

Lovell Lecture

19:30 - 21:00 18 September 2014

Prof. Albert Zijilstra– Director, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics Planetary nebulae: reflections of the dying Sun The Sun will not live forever. Several billion years from now,…

National Fungi Day

12:00 12 October 2014

Come and spend an afternoon at Jodrell Bank discovering our wonderful collection of Fungi around the arboretum! Local experts from the North West Fungi Group will be leading Fungi Forays…

Spectacular stars science show

10:00 27 - 17:00 31 October 2014

This half term don’t miss out on our action packed science show. We will be discovering how stars are born, why they are different colours, what a star is made from and what happens…

Strange Science

10:00 27 - 17:00 31 October 2014

Become a scientist for the day and carry out some hands-on experiments! Sometimes when you see what looks like a trick there is actually a really good scientific explanation behind…