Jodrell Bank, a radio observatory near Manchester in the UK, hosts a number of radio telescopes. The observatory was established in 1945 by Bernard Lovell (later to become Sir), a radio astronomer who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. Jodrell Bank Observatory is also the base of the Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network (MERLIN). The BBC's annual Stargazing Live astronomy series is broadcast from the Discovery Centre at the observatory. The observatory also produces podcasts for astronomy enthusiasts every fortnight.

August 2018

7 Aug 2018 at 4:00am
Summer Patchwork, part II. In the show this time, we talk to Kunal Mooley about EM counterparts to gravitational waves [07:59 - 23:21], Jake Staberg Morgan rounds up the latest news [01:15-07:51] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [1:12:06 - 1:... Read more...

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July 2018

24 Jul 2018 at 10:00am
Absent Friends. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Christina Smith about Mars, Pluto and Canada [04:11 - 19:40], Nialh McCallum rounds up the latest news [00:47-03:53] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [59:42 - 1:19:43]. Read more...

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June/July 2018 Extra

14 Jul 2018 at 10:00am
Originally titled 'Friends of Neutron Stars'. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Anna Watts about thermonuclear bursts on neutron stars [35:55 - 58:40], Benjamin Shaw tells us about a glitchy pulsar in this month's JodBite [02:40 - 35:45], and your astronomy questions are answered by Mateusz M... Read more...

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June 2018

12 Jun 2018 at 9:00am
The Golden Future. In the show this time, we talk to Daniele Michilli about the repeating fast radio burst and its environment [06:42.494 - 15:00.334], Shruti Badole rounds up the latest news [00:58.605-06:31.613] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison, Gaby Perez ... Read more...

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EWASS/NAM 2018

16 May 2018 at 6:00am
In this special episode we have an EWASS/NAM extravaganza, brought to you from the floor of the cross-over event held in Liverpool in April 2018, where the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) met the UK's National Astronomy Meeting (NAM). We also have time for Tana Joseph to roun... Read more...

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April 2018 Extra

28 Apr 2018 at 4:00am
Very Close and Very Far. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Steven Longmore tells us about star formation in the galactic centre [11:29 - 27:16], Dr. Rachael Ainsworth tells us about advocating for open science and addressing gender inequality in this month's JodBite [01:25 - 11:21], and your ... Read more...

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April 2018

31 Mar 2018 at 6:00pm
Formerly known as the Jodcast! In the show this time, we talk to Fiona Healy about novae and the genesis of The Fiona Show , Fiona Healy rounds up the latest news [05:07 - 45:15][01:27 - 04:52] and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Fiona Healy, Fiona Healy and Fiona Healy [1... Read more...

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March 2018 Extra

19 Mar 2018 at 10:00am
Brains in Space. In the show this time, we talk to Helen Fraser about Laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry [00:23:17.018 - 00:38:22.111], Dr Adam Avison tells us about Massive star formation and ALMA in this month's JodBite [00:01:03.686 - 00:23:09.421], and your astronomy questions are ans... Read more...

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March 2018

1 Mar 2018 at 9:00am
Sparkly, but in a good way! In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Michael Shara about novae and the American Museum of Natural History [07:01 - 34:22], Shruti Badole rounds up the latest news [01:09-06:51] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison, Jasmine Chan-Hya... Read more...

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February 2018 Extra

20 Feb 2018 at 11:00am
Through a Lens. In the show this time, we talk to Hugo Messias about Gravitational lensing [34:50 - 1:01:41], Bob Watson tells us about Three decades of Cosmic Microwave Background(CMB) in this month's JodBite. [00:52 - 34:43], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an A... Read more...

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Jodrell Bank Resources
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics comprises research activities in astronomy and astrophysics at The University of Manchester, the world leading facilities of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility and the Project Development Office of the Square Kilometre Array. The Jodrell Bank Observatory site also welcomes visitors to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre provides a great day out for all the family. You can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope.

Sir Bernard Lovell
He was the first Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, from 1945 to 1980.