The Lovell – better and better

Prof Teresa Anderson on tv this morning saying that the Lovell telescope “is still a world leading instrument , it’s better now than it ever has been in the past…..upgraded over time so it gets better and better”. Long may it continue!

Official opening of the SKA’s Global HQ

It’s an exciting week for two of our neighbours; today the Global HQ of The SKA (Square Kilometre Array) officially opens in the grounds of JBO……hot on the heels of Jodrell Bank Observatory gaining UNESCO World Heritage status. (With bluedot Festival next week)h Close to 200 guests attended the event including representatives from across the […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory added to World Heritage List

Congratulations to Professors Teresa Anderson and Tim O’Brien! They are currently in Baku and will now no doubt be celebrating with their team as JBO has just been inscribed as a World Heritage Site! The chairperson thanked for the “massive expression of support”, comments made included “impressive nomination”, “inspiration”, “protecting scientific knowledge”. Full details on […]

Decision on World Heritage Site for JBO later this week

Decision on World Heritage Site for JBO later this week

Journey to Baku (……& the World Heritage Committee) JBO’s Professor Teresa Anderson: “Early in July this year, we are off to Baku to attend the 2019 World Heritage Committee meeting – because this year, in July, in Baku, the World Heritage Committee will formally consider the nomination of Jodrell Bank for inscription on the World Heritage list. It’s a journey […]

The Lovell in 1956

The Lovell in 1956

Further to the current maintenance on the Lovell; a marvellous photograph courtesy of Goostrey Archives of the original surface in 1956 before the Mark 1 radio telescope became operational.  Health & Safety today would have a few words!

Sand Quarry approved by Cheshire West

Sand Quarry approved by Cheshire West

Plans for the Sibelco sand quarry on land at Rudheath Lodge, New Platt Lane were approved today by Cheshire West & Chester. The proposal had previously been approved on April 4th by Cheshire East’s strategic planning board.   (new info from the Environment Agency wasn’t discussed at the meeting but if the EA change their […]

Blackden to celebrate NHS 70th

Blackden to celebrate NHS 70th

On July 5th 2018 the nation will celebrate 70 years of the NHS.  At Blackden, we are joining in this celebration by holding a unique event entitled ‘A Taste of our Own Medicine.’ In The Old Medicine House, we shall have the Johnson Family archive on display and hear the stories of the family’s medicine manufacture […]

Prime Minister at Jodrell today

Theresa May: “It’s great to be here at this iconic home of British innovation to personally congratulate the team on this funding award”   Prime Minister Theresa May today announced £16.1million National Lottery and Government funding for a new Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. The new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project will create […]

Talk at Terra Nova 10th March on World Heritage Site status

The Friends of The Blackden Trust present: “Britain’s World Heritage: What’s it all about?” A nomination to add the Jodrell Bank Observatory to the World Heritage List has just been submitted. But what does World Heritage Site status actually mean and do local people who live in and around World Heritage Sites feel a real […]

UK puts forward Jodrell Bank Observatory as 2019 World Heritage nomination

Congratulations to Teresa Anderson and all her team – Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis announced today.   The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed Lovell Telescope and is a site of […]