Launch of ‘70 Years of Jodrell Bank’, a year-long celebration
On December 14th 1945, Bernard Lovell first switched on his radar equipment at Jodrell Bank. He had been granted permission to stay for just two weeks, we are still here. Over the following 70 years, Jodrell Bank has grown to become a world-renowned centre for astronomical research.
Join us to hear Professor Tim O’Brien discuss the early days at Jodrell Bank, the way that the science of Radio Astronomy first began and how scientists and engineers developed new techniques and equipment, leading to the creation of the great Lovell Telescope and beyond.
The morning after the lecture will see the launch of the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, on a 6-month mission to the International Space Station. It’s fitting that this evening’s lecture will also look at Jodrell Bank’s role in the very first steps in the space race, which ultimately led to the Apollo missions and the International Space Station itself.
This event launches a year-long celebration of the past, present and future of Jodrell Bank’s science, engineering and heritage.
Pre-lecture dining is available in the Jodrell Bank Café.
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Why not indulge in an evening treat?
Roast breast of chicken, creamed sprouts, fondant potatoes & roasted root vegetables. £13.95
Braised shin of beef, with smoked bacon, pomme puree & parsnip fondant. £14.95
Wild mushroom & chestnut risotto. £9.95
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking enquiry. The cafe will be reserved for those who have booked pre-lecture dinner.