Thats right folks
the next meeting is at Jodrell Bank @ 11.15am on Sunday 11 april 2010
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL
01477 571 339
UPDATE 16 march 10
There is an entrance fee £1.50
Thank you for your booking on 11th April.
The University of Manchester
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre
Since the summer of 1957 it has been quietly probing the depths of space, a symbol of our wish to understand the universe in which we live. Even now, it remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena which were undreamed of when it was conceived.
Shop and Cafe
Visitor Centre Shop has a great selection of astronomy books to suit all levels. We have a wide selection of Philips stargazing, night sky and moon watch books and maps. We also stock Planisphere's, Astro boxes and Stargazer Packs. Our Souvenir range includes many items not found in toy or gift shops, including Space Ice Cream and Strawberries!
Visitor Centre CafeEnjoy a fantastic view of the Lovell Radio Telescope while enjoying some delicious home cooked food. Each day we have a variety of 'specials' and homemade soup of the day, as well as our normal selection of freshly made panini, baked potatoes and sandwiches with a difference! Try our afternoon tea with freshly made scones, jam and clotted cream with a cup of fair trade tea or coffee.
We pride ourselves on fresh, local produce cooked to order. Our Cafe Manager is happy to discuss any special dietary requirements visitors may have.
In our 3D Theatre you can journey onboard our spacecraft "Elysium 7" en-route to Mars for an amazing flight over Martian volcanoes and canyons. Alternatively find out about Our Sun, What a Star!, or see what happens when stars end their lives. Using polarised glasses you see a full colour movie in 3D right before your eyes! Shows are run regularly throughout the day.
cost is £1.00 each
Come down to Earth from space and enjoy the Jodrell Bank nature experience. It will open your eyes to the environment and the world of trees. Explore the various trails and the natural habitats of our Arboretum's 35 acres with its 2000 species of trees and shrubs and the National collections of Malus and Sorbus. Above all enjoy the tranquility and the variety of wildlife. Start your exploration with a visit to the 'Tree Planet' exhibition in our Environmental Discovery Centre, and look out for specialist artist sessions in the Environmental Studio.
Dogs are not admitted to the Arboretum, Visitor Centre or Observation Pathway, with the exception of hearing dogs for the deaf and guide dogs.
Heres the LINK to Jodrell Bank Astronomy Observatory
and i hope to see you there