Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics comprises research activites in astronomy and astrophysics at The University of Manchester, the world leading facilities of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the MERLIN/VLBI National Facility, the Development Office of the Square Kilometre Array, and the Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre.
- Night Sky
- Planck Results
- ALMA inaugurated
- Lovell Telescope
- SKA Telescope
- PhD Studentships
- Active Galaxies
- The Sun
- Behind the Scenes
- Sounds of Space
Having trouble finding the Andromeda Galaxy? Wondering where Jupiter is? Ian Morison describes what you can see in the UK night sky this month.
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.
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.
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.
Radio eye on the universe
The 76-m Lovell Telescope is the world's third largest, fully-steerable radio telescope and has stood proudly over the plains of Cheshire since 1957.
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).
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.
We study the chemical elements found in molecular gas clouds.
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.
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 are like normal galaxies except their central region is very bright over some or all of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come down to Earth from space and enjoy the Jodrell Bank nature experience. The 35 acre arboretum at the Visitor Centre will open your eyes to the environment and the world of trees.