22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Tim O’Brien in conversation with Bob Pritchard: Jodrell Bank and the Space Race

Tim O’Brien will speak with Bob Pritchard about Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon. Bob worked with Sir Bernard Lovell and Professor John Davies in tracking the Soviet and American space probes during the 1960s. He was there in the control room at Jodrell Book over those few days in 1969 when history was made as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon. This discussion will include material from Jodrell Bank’s archive and tell the inside story of how Jodrell Bank tracked the race to the Moon.

Days

Saturday 2019