Latest Jodrell Bank Observatory Stories
A former missile tracking telescope has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of a young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves.
Einstein@Home discovers 24 new pulsars in archival data. The combined computing power of 200,000 private PCs helps astronomers take an inventory of the Milky Way.
To promote academic research in the UK relating to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a new network has been launched. Academics from 11 institutions across the UK are being brought together by the UK SETI Research Network (UKSRN), whose Patron is the Royal Astronomer, Professor Martin Rees.
Square Kilometre Array Less than a year after the decision to site the revolutionary Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in both Southern Africa and Australia, the SKA Organisation has opened its new international headquarters. In front of an invited audience of local and global dignitaries, scientists and engineers, the UK Minister for Universities and Science the Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP recently opened the building which will be home to the team managing the construction, design and...
A writer for the magazine Physics World says that late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell was not "brainwashed" by the Soviets, despite rampant rumors to the contrary.
The Board of Directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as the tenth member of the organization to participate in the detailed design of the SKA telescope.
The SKA Organisation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Diamond as Director General of the SKA Organisation.
A great astronomer and physicist of our generation, Sir Bernard Lovell, died on August 6 at the age of 98-years-old.
A team of astronomers at Jodrell Bank Observatory have begun the deepest ever high-resolution radio imaging of the region around the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), the images originally captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in the mid 1990s.
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic planet that appears to be made of diamond orbiting a tiny star in our galaxy.
Jodrell Bank Observatory -- The Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Macclesfield, Cheshire in the north west of England is a part of the University of Manchester. It has played an important part in the research into quasars and pulsars, as well as the first detection of a gravitational lens in 1979, confirming one of Einstein's theories. It was established in 1945 by Dr. Bernard Lovell, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar in World War II. The first radio...