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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Exoplanets

Exoplanets

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

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.

M82

Active Galaxies

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

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).

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.

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