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.

Features

The Control Room during the First Light celebration

Behind the Scenes

The Control Room is where the duty controller takes responsibility for the giant 76m Lovell Telescope and our other telescopes. Take a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the observatory.

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.

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.

Double pulsar

Pulsars

Cosmic Lighthouses

Formed in supernova explosions following the collapse of massive evolved stars, pulsars make superb cosmic clocks which are used to study some of the most extreme physics in the universe.

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