The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is the astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester and operates MERLIN, the UK's national radio astronomy facility. Jodrell Bank is a world leader in radio astronomy-related research and technology development but also carries out research across the electromagnetic spectrum and in theoretical topics.
The Centre occupies three main locations: the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, and the Alan Turing and Sackville St Buildings in central Manchester.
The Lovell Telescope has stood proudly over the Cheshire Plain since its completion in 1957. It is the flagship of the Jodrell Bank Observatory which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy of The University of Manchester. The observatory is is a place of learning, teaching and research for the many engineers, astronomers and students who develop and use the radio telescopes here. It is also a place of wonder and inspiration for the many people who come to our Visitor Centre each year.
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL,
Phone +44 (0)1477 571339
Fax +44 (0) 1477 571695