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

Jodcast projected onto the Lovell Telescope - Photo by Anthony Holloway

The Jodcast

Astronomy podcast

A twice-monthly podcast covering all aspects of astronomy including the latest news, what you can see in the current night sky, and interviews with astronomers.

Sounds of space

Sounds of Space

In space nobody can hear you scream but that doesn't mean it is totally quiet. As mentioned on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, Jodrell Bank's Dr Tim O'Brien explored the sounds of the cosmos on an episode of the Jodcast.

The Sun

Our Local Star

Our nearest star may be a familiar sight in the daytime sky but it still holds many mysteries. At Jodrell Bank we study the complex interactions between plasma and magnetic fields in the solar corona.

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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