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School of Physics and Astronomy

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Events

Find out more about the events, seminars and public lectures you can attend in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Girls Night Out!

19:00 - 21:30 18 October 2018

It’s back! Our ever-popular Girls Night Out event returns this October, this time with a special focus on environmental science. You’ll get to meet The University of Manchester’s Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy, Alice Larkin who will talk about The Climate Change Challenge. You’ll also have the chance to learn more abou..

Half Term: Telescope Walking Tours

20 October - 02 November 2018

12:15 (weekends), 14:45 and 15:45 (weekdays) Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours as a friendly Explainer takes you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope. You’ll find out more about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its ground-break..

Half Term: The Sky is Not your Limit! Live Science Show

20 October - 02 November 2018

10:30, 11:30 and 14:30 Find out about the new European Mars Rover mission, see how scientists and engineers are creating and launching the new James Webb Space Telescope to look deep into space, plus learn how much you rely on space technology every day! Jodrell Bank’s fun, interactive and family-friendly science shows last 30-40 minutes a..

Half Term: Journey through the Solar System

22 - 26 October 2018

10:45am and 11:45am Have you ever wanted to explore space? Then come and meet the Jodrell Bank team in their Clockwork Orrery for a journey through the solar system! Travel through space, exploring our nearby star and planets and discover how different they are from Earth. Sessions are FREE with general admission and last around 20 minutes..

Half Term: Meet the Expert

22 October - 02 November 2018

13:00 Here’s your chance to meet one of Jodrell Bank’s resident science and astronomy expert. You’ll learn all about their work and have the chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to! Meet the Expert sessions are available on a drop-in basis and FREE with general admission. Suitable for all ages.

Family Stargazing Night

18:00 - 21:00 27 October 2018

Calling all budding young stargazers. You are invited to join us for an unmissable opportunity to get started in astronomy. During our fun-packed evening you will enjoy a journey around space in our inflatable Planetarium, be surprised by the exciting experiments in our science show and get hands-on with telescopes and binoculars as you learn..

Half Term: AutumnFest!

29 October - 02 November 2018

11:30am – 15:3pm Join the Jodrell Bank gardens team as they celebrate the turning of the seasons in their special autumn celebration. Make your own autumn crown or have a go at weaving a cosmic web! Activities are available on a drop-in basis and are free with general admission Suitable for all ages.

Introduction to Astrophotography

19:30 - 22:00 07 November 2018

Our popular Introduction to Astrophotography courses are returning this winter. Join us for an informal and fun session that includes an introductory workshop (co-presented by Jodrell Bank Observatory’s Dr. Ant Holloway), along with a chance for you to try out your equipment and talk to our knowledgeable team. You’ll learn how to use you..

Introduction to Astrophotography

19:30 - 22:00 05 December 2018

Our popular Introduction to Astrophotography courses are returning this winter. Join us for an informal and fun session that includes an introductory workshop (co-presented by Jodrell Bank Observatory’s Dr. Ant Holloway), along with a chance for you to try out your equipment and talk to our knowledgeable team. You’ll learn how to use you..

Stargazing Night

19:00 - 22:00 07 December 2018

Join us at Jodrell Bank for an unmissable opportunity to get started in astronomy. You’ll learn how to navigate the skies and locate the stars in our inflatable Planetarium, as well as using a variety of tools from planispheres to telescopes, and enjoy short talks and demonstrations throughout the evening too. Along with the Discovery Centr..

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