2008 News Archive
Honorary degree for Sir Bernard Lovell (3 December 2008)
Four scientific pioneers were honoured by The University of Manchester, including Jodrell Bank's founder, Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, who received a 'Doctor of Science honoris causa' degree.
Astronomy at the Labour Party Conference (26 September 2008)
Astronomers from JBCA visited the Labour Party Conference to show off the Sun and promote the International Year of Astronomy.
STFC Fellowships (22nd July 2008)
JBCA are inviting applications from candidates wishing to be considered for STFC Advanced or Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The Funding of Jodrell Bank Secured (10th July 2008)
Update on the future funding of Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Eclipses Again Prove Key for Einstein (3rd July 2008)
Eclipses in a unique double pulsar system show "wobbles" exactly as predicted by Einstein.
The future funding of e-MERLIN and Jodrell Bank (13th June 2008)
The e-MERLIN project, due for completion in 2009, has received a glowing report from a panel of senior astronomers who say "it is guaranteed to lead to major discoveries" and "e-MERLIN could be a world-leading facility well into the next decade".
Weird Stellar Pair Puzzles Scientists (15th May 2008)
Astronomers have discovered a speedy spinning pulsar in an elongated orbit around an apparent Sun-like star, a combination never seen before, and one that has them puzzled about how the strange system developed.
Astronomers find embryonic planet (2nd April 2008)
Using radio observatories in the UK and US and computer simulations, a team of astronomers have identified the youngest forming planet yet seen.
Is there life on other planets? (13th March 2008)
As part of Science Week 2008, Jodrell Bank asks the Big Question "Is there life on other planets?", now available as a webcast.
Giant Planets Not Lonely Hearts (14th February 2008)
Two giant planets have been discovered in a planetary system strikingly similar to our own Solar System.
Telescope back on track (4th February 2008)
Popping a spare wheel onto a 3200-ton radio telescope is a whole different story from having to deal with a flat tyre at the roadside.