22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Evolution of Landscapes

Whilst astronomers are studying the formation and landscapes of planets and stars many lightyears away, there are natural processes actively shaping our own pale blue dot planet all around us. Over millions of years of ice age cycles, great rivers and gigantic glaciers have created the landscapes surrounding Jodrell Bank. Across the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District National Park we see a variety of natural and man-made landforms. Through these features we can find windows into the past that tell stories of dramatic climate changes and how these have impacted the local environment. By turning the telescope to study the processes shaping our own planet, we might also learn a lot about the landforms and landscapes we can observe on others. Join a team of Physical Geographers from the University of Manchester to explore remains of pre-history and what we can learn about how our region has come to be the way it is today.

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