Jodrell Bank


Jodrell Bank Observatory operates a wide range of telescopes and engages in a host of technological developments, and you can access information about these programmes from this page. To find out what our telescopes are doing right now, please visit the Jodrell Bank Live! page.

MERLIN - The Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network. A collection of radiotelescopes stretching from the Welsh borders to East Anglia.
VLBI & EVN - Jodrell Bank Observatory participates in Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) as part of the European VLBI Network (EVN).
Lovell Telescope - Completed in 1957, this 76m radiotelescope continues to be a key part of MERLIN and EVN as well as carrying out vital research on its own.
CMB - Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) telescopes at Jodrell Bank and at Teide Observatory, Tenerife, the VSA and PLANCK involvement.
Dev Labs - The Jodrell Bank Observatory Development Laboratories engage in a wide range of technological pursuits, from cryogenics, to high performance radio-receivers.
7m Telescope - Used for under-graduate training, astronomy students at the University of Manchester get hands-on experience with this radiotelescope.
Engineering Projects - Information about current engineering projects.

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