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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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.

ALMA. CREDIT: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Babak Tafreshi

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.

M82

Active Galaxies

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

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.

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