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.

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Double pulsar

Pulsars

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.

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.

Artist's impression of the SKA

Square Kilometre Array

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).

The Sun

Our Local Star

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.

ALMA. CREDIT: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Babak Tafreshi

ALMA inaugurated

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.

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