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.


Sounds of space

Sounds of Space

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.

Image of the Double Quasar obtained by the e-MERLIN telescope array

e-MERLIN Call for Proposals

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.

Double pulsar


Cosmic Lighthouses

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.

Postgraduate graduation

PhD Studentships

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.


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.

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