Where – Star Pavilion
Teresa Anderson is Director of the University of Manchester’s Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank and has co-curated the science elements of the bluedot programme. The Discovery Centre’s mission is ‘to inspire the scientists of the future’ – it has over 160,000 visitors each year, including 21,000 school children who participate in a curriculum-linked Education programme.
Jodrell Bank: Past, Present & Future Since 1945 - when Bernard Lovell first arrived at the University of Manchester’s Botany Testing Grounds at Jodrell Bank, the site has been at the forefront of the field of radio astronomy. Jodrell Bank Observatory is now home to the Grade-1 listed Telescope and is on the UK shortlist for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is also now the International HQ of the Square Kilometre Array – the future of radio astronomy and an endeavour that is set to be the largest science project ever known to humanity. Teresa will describe the development of Jodrell Bank into the world-leading Observatory it is today, setting out its achievements and the major landmarks in its history and looking forward to its future.