Latest Jodrell Bank Observatory Stories
A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their â€œbest-ever lookâ€ at pulsars â€“ rapidly rotating neutron stars created when massive stars die.
Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been selected to take part in a project to build the world's biggest radio telescope.
Spearheaded by the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory and funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the e-MERLIN telescope will allow astronomers to address key questions relating to the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets.
An international team of scientists including University of British Columbia astronomer Ingrid Stairs has discovered a promising way to fine-tune pulsars into the best precision time-pieces in the Universe.
The SKA Program Development Office (SPDO) announced on May 11 the appointment of Mr Kobus Cloete to the role of Project Manager and Dr Minh Huynh to the role of Deputy International SKA Project Scientist.
A unique combination of telescopes allowed astronomers to simultaneously observe the radio wavelength light from six different pulsars across wavelengths from only 3.5 centimetres up to 7 metres - a difference-factor of 200, providing an unprecedented view of how radio pulsars shine.
Astronomers from the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics and the Observatoire de la Cote dâ€™Azur in France have used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile to discover discs of dust around ageing stars.
Radio astronomers at the University of Manchesterâ€™s Jodrell Bank Observatory have discovered a strange new object in a nearby galaxy.
Astronomers with the e-Merlin system of telescopes have seen â€˜first lightâ€™ as they look forward to being able to see further and more clearly than ever before.
The Jodrell Bank telescope has been secured for the "medium and long term future", the University of Manchester said yesterday.
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...
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