21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Four UNIQUE days of music, science and cosmic culture

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24 JULY 2022

Björk performs orchestral arrangements of her works so far with The Hallé orchestra, featuring visuals projected on the 250-foot Lovell Telescope.

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– THE GUARDIAN –

BLuedot’s best of 2021

We’re thrilled to announce our top 40 for 2021… a selection of the best twenty books and twenty albums from the past year which have entertained and soundtracked another weird year.

In selecting our top picks, we’ve dug deep into the crates and far across the shelves for some of the year’s most vital sound, insightful lyricism, poetic memoirs and groundbreaking journalism. Our best albums of 2021 features highlights from some bluedot favourites past (and future!), with our top spot given to an act that so far haven’t played a note live. Meanwhile our best books of 2021, selected with our friends at Blackwell’s, celebrates world-beating scientific research, the world of psychedelics, the future of our understanding of gender and much, much more. Our top book of 2021 is quite simply one of the finest memoirs we’ve ever read – a stunning story of one man’s journey into his family story and deep into his own identity.

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Watch highlights of John Grant from bluedot 2019

Enjoy ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ and ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ from his set live from bluedot 2019, be…

Alt-J’s classic bluedot headline set from 2017

We welcomed alt-J to close bluedot 2017 with a spellbinding performance and an insane, intergal…

Unkle – Live at bluedot 2018

An extraordinary headline appearance from James Lavelle and co. Watch it back in full now.

bluedoc: Iluminos

We celebrate 50 years to the day since the Moon Landing at bluedot 2019. We’ve invited telescope pro…

Live Moonbounce

Watch back the spectacular moment when we bounced audio off the Moon at bluedot 2019.

Jodrell and the Space Race

Discover Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon with Tim O’Brien and Bob Pritchard.

Dallas Campbell: A7-L – How To Make A Spacesuit

Watch back Dallas Campbell’s stellar DotTalk exploring the story behind Neil Armstrong’s…

Interview: New Order – Bernard Sumner

New order vocalist and found member of Joy Division Bernard Sumner joins us for a backstage intervie…

808 State – Pacific State

808 State perform their iconic track ‘Pacific State’ at bluedot 2019.

Jarvis Cocker: His n Hers / Running The World

Jarvis Cocker takes to the Lovell stage at bluedot 2019 for an incredible performance under the icon…

Marco Gersabeck: The Big Bang ABC

Marco Gersabeck uncovers one of the biggest mysteries around the Big Bang. Watch the full DotTalk fr…

Keith Grange: The Square Kilometre Array

Keith Grange explains his work from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the wo…

Jeff Forshaw: Our Quantum Universe

Professor of theoretical particle physics Jeff Forshaw provides an introduction to what quantum phys…

‘MegaStructure’ by Marcus Lyall

Drawing inspiration from this hypothesized alien architecture, Marcus Lyall’s new work – MegaS…

‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ by Addie Wagenknecht

Discover the process and inspiration behind Addie Wagenknecht’s ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ telesco…

bluedoc: Daito Manabe – COSMOS Residency [Part 1]

Renowned Japanese artist Daito Manabe delivered a unique projection-mapped artwork at bluedot 2017.…

bluedoc: Daito Manabe – COSMOS Residency [Part 2]

In 2017, our intergalactic festival of discovery saw renowned Japanese artist Daito Manabe deliver a…

bluedoc: Brian Eno Telescope Installation

The legendary British music pioneer developed a new piece of work, specifically for bluedot 2016, in…

THE BLUEDOT MISSION

TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN.
TO EXPLORE THE FRONTIERS OF HUMAN ADVANCEMENT.
TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE AND THE EXPLORATION OF THE UNIVERSE.
TO EXPLORE COLLABORATIONS IN SCIENCE, CULTURE, ART AND TECHNOLOGY.
TO HIGHLIGHT THE FRAGILITY OF PLANET EARTH.

“LOOK AGAIN AT THAT DOT.
THAT’S HERE. THAT’S HOME. THAT’S US.”
— Carl sagan

JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY · 21–24 JULY 2022