Keep fairy lights in their boxes?

Keep fairy lights in their boxes?

There have been a few light-hearted comments in the media about fairy lights slowing down ones wifi connection, and a new Ofcom app that can check for electromagnetic radiation interference – and there is a very interesting piece in The Guardian. It could be why Jodrell don’t string fairy lights all around the Lovell’s infrastructure each Christmas – and maybe the Ofcom […]

7pm Sunday 22nd BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

7pm Sunday 22nd BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

Brilliant Timeshift BBC4 programme repeated about Sir Bernard Lovell and Jodrell “still doing cutting edge scientific research”.  Goostrey’s iconic Mrs Kettle recalls when the Lovell was being built in a muddy field to still being a “beautiful sight”.  Also features Blackden’s folklore and fantasy novelist Alan Garner. If you missed it find it on iplayer but […]

9pm BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

9pm BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

Timeshift:  Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank Observatory.  “The unlikely story of how one man with some ex-WWII army equipment eventually turned a muddy field in Cheshire into a key site in the space race. That man was Bernard Lovell, and his telescope at Jodrell Bank would be used at the height of the Cold War […]

Jodrell objects to 7 house proposal

Jodrell objects to 7 house proposal

Planning ref 15/3131C : Jodrell Bank Observatory has objected to the planning application for 7 houses inbetween 51 and 61 Main Road which comes up for committee on 30th Sept.  Permission was granted for 3 large detached houses in August 2014. “The potential electrical interference generated from the new houses are of particular concern, because they lie […]

SKA: in Oz radio quiet is number one priority

SKA: in Oz radio quiet is number one priority

“……protected from radio noise by most everything state and federal legislation can throw at it.” “On a former cattle farm in the remote outback, scientists are laying the ground for the biggest science project of the next 20 years: a radio telescope capable of picking out something like an airport radar on a planet in […]

Case for appeal on Netherlea houses

Case for appeal on Netherlea houses

The statement of the case for the appeal against the refusal of 26 houses on Netherlea/Hermitage Lane has now been published in CEC’s planning page. Statement of case Cheshire East’s lack of a 5 year housing supply is obviously mentioned but so is the appeal against the refusal of 13 houses in Twemlow in 2013 […]

Jodrell Bank in PMQs

Jodrell Bank in PMQs

…yesterday in PMQs:  “In recent months, Jodrell Bank successfully secured the future of the globally significant Square Kilometre Array telescope project at its site, and over £12 million in heritage lottery funding to highlight its unique science heritage. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is further evidence of the importance of science in […]

Radio Quiet Zone on Radio 4

Radio Quiet Zone on Radio 4

Every day next week [starting Monday 18th May] on Radio 4 at 12.04: Welcome to the quiet zone. 13,000 square miles of radio quiet in the US – no mobile phones – around Greenbank, the world’s largest fully steerable telescope, to protect the radio telescope from harmful interference. In anticipation of the Radio 4 programme, you might be interested […]

Jodrell Bank to become headquarters for the world’s largest radio telescope

Jodrell Bank to become headquarters for the world’s largest radio telescope

“CHESHIRE’S very own Jodrell Bank has been chosen as the permanent headquarters for the world’s biggest radio telescope. With an estimated worth of £1bn in private sector investment, the project will  result in a huge economic boost for Cheshire East.  On top of this, the venture will help to secure an additional 200 jobs on […]

Jodrell picked for SKA Headquarters

Jodrell picked for SKA Headquarters

 Good news for Jodrell Bank as it has now been chosen to be the permanent site for the SKA headquarters.  As George Osborne tweeted this evening: ‘Just heard: HQ of Square Kilometre Array, one of world’s biggest science projects, won by UK at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire #NorthernPowerhouse’ “Decision on the SKA Headquarters The Members of […]