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.

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.

Orion, Hyades and Pleiades seen from the Lake District - photo by Mike Peel

Night Sky

Having trouble finding the Andromeda Galaxy? Wondering where Jupiter is? Ian Morison describes what you can see in the UK night sky this month.

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.

Planck

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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