Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics comprises research activities in astronomy and astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester, the world leading facilities of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility and hosts the Square Kilometre Array Organisation. The Jodrell Bank Observatory site also welcomes visitors to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

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Image of the Double Quasar obtained by the e-MERLIN telescope array

e-MERLIN Call for Proposals

e-MERLIN, is now fully operational providing sub-arcsecond and icrojansky radio imaging of the sky. Deadline for cycle-1 proposals is 17th June 2013.

M82

Active Galaxies

Active Galaxies are like normal galaxies except their central region is very bright over some or all of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Jodrell Bank engineer Phil Clarke - Photo by Ed Swinden

Engineering

Engineers at Jodrell Bank Observatory needed more than just a jack and a brace when a steel tyre on the famous Lovell radio telescope cracked.

Simulated fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background as will be seen by the Planck spacecraft

Cosmology

At Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics we study fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, allowing us to probe the Universe at early times and make deductions about fundamental processes in cosmology.

Planck

Planck Satellite

Planck challenges our understanding of the Universe

The cosmology results from ESA's Planck satellite have been released, yielding the most accurate values yet for the ingredients of our Universe.

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