Live from Jodrell Bank 2011

Saturday 2nd July 2011
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£35 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 28th Jun 2011

Live from Jodrell Bank is a series of shows taking place on weekends throughout the year on an outdoor stage right in the shadow of the towering Lovell telescope.

Line-up

Saturday 2nd July - The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power (Professor Brian Cox can no longer attend), Wave Machines, OKGO and Alice Gold.

Tickets

Tickets were priced at £35, and have sold out.

More info

As well as providing an amazing backdrop the telescope will also be serving a secondary purpose as the worlds most incredible projection screen! Throughout the day there will be experiments and workshops along with free access to the new visitor centre – and in the evening the acts will perform. Jodrell Bank is brought to you by the creative minds behind Kendal Calling festival, The Warehouse Project and Ear To The Ground. Times: Gates 4pm, activities from 4pm, music from 7.30pm. There is no age restriction.

The science

Taking to the stage will be Dr Tim O'Brien, a Reader in Astrophysics at the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank, who is an expert on both the workings of the Lovell Telescope and the fascinating findings it has uncovered from deep space. He will introduce the workings of the giant telescope and, weather permitting, steer it around the sky live with the help of Jodrell Bank's Telescope Controller.

The audience will also benefit from free entry to the Space Pavilion, Jodrell Bank's newly built visitors centre, until 5pm. Gig-goers will be able to take away printouts of live signals received by the Lovell Telescope, discover how hot or cold they are with the use of the centre's infra-red camera, see the astronomy picture of their birthday and listen to the sound of the Big Bang.

There will be rolling Q&A sessions in the events space including some amazing 'sounds from space'. Let loose around the site will be real live astronomers and students from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. They'll be on hand in the exhibition space and around the site, demonstrating physics tricks and discussing their science. If the weather cooperates, special telescopes will look to the Sun and will later in the evening survey some of the wonders of the night sky.

Accommodation

This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More information will be here when available.

Saturday 2nd July 2011
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£35 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 28th Jun 2011


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