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.




The hunt for Earth-2

This is an artists impression of OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a 5 Earth mass planet discovered using the microlensing effect. Find out more about our research on extra-solar planets


Active Galaxies

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


ALMA inaugurated

The Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest astronomical project, has been inaugurated in Chile, celebrating ALMA's transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory.

Artist's impression of the SKA

Square Kilometre Array

An International radiotelescope for the 21st century

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosts the global headquarters of the world's next generation radio telescope, the €1.5bn Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Postgraduate graduation

PhD Studentships

We have fully funded STFC fellowships to support PhD students in any area of astrophysics research starting in September. Students interested in being considered for one of these fellowships should apply as soon as possible.

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