Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site

On Sunday 7th July 2019 Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact.

The observatory is home to the Lovell Telescope,  the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope, as well as a number of radio telescopes. Owned by the University of Manchester, the observatory is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics.

The most striking feature of the Lovell Telescope is the huge white bowl that can be seen for many miles around. There are also extensive gardens and arboretum to visit.




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