From late-night exhibitions, festive fun and mesmerising projections to special talks and the return of their wildly popular Pink Floyd show, Jodrell Bank hosts a wondrously inspirational Winter Solstice season from Fri 15 – Fri 22 Dec this Christmas.

Open now and included in the price of admission, the new Visions of the Night Sky exhibition captures the eternal majesty of the universe through a series of nocturnal portraits by acclaimed astronomer, astrophotographer and Jodrell Bank Observatory’s own Head of Computing, Dr Anthony Holloway, whose stunning work spans a a thirty-year career spent gazing at the stars above.

From Sun 7 Jan, Jodrell Bank hosts ‘relaxed mornings’ featuring reduced noise and lighting levels, free with admission. Taking place every first Sunday of the month, the tranquil atmosphere offers audiences the freedom to make noise and move around during enchanting screenings in the Space Dome.

jodrell bank gift shop

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, the gift shop guarantees the perfect Christmas gift for your space-faring loved one this Christmas, with astronomical treasures ranging from jewellery, decorations and sustainable houseware to telescopes, constellation guides and planetary models.

astrophotography at jodrell bank

For the budding photographer, Jodrell Bank hosts a series of engaging and insightful astrophotography classes, starting on Wed 28 Feb. Led by resident expert astrophototographer Dr. Anthony Holloway, the sessions provide a unique hands-on experience with the art of space photography, from beginner sessions to an advanced class on Wed 20 Mar for those who wish to hone their skills further. Click here to book your tickets.

dark side of the moon at jodrell bank

Following the staggering success of their Dark Side of the Moon dome show earlier this year, Jodrell Bank has confirmed the return of the mesmerically immersive Pink Floyd presentation next year in celebration of the seminal record’s 50th anniversary.

lovell lectures at jodrell bank

Returning for 2024, the Lovell Lectures unites experts from across the the realms of astronomy, physics, technology, mathematics and more to discuss some of the most innovative and trail-blazing ideas shaping contemporary science across several evenings of cosmological wonder. Keep an eye on the Jodrell Bank website for tickets.

Jodrell Bank is open Tuesday to Sunday for visits until Wed 13 Dec, Wed 27-Sat 30 Dec, and from Tue 2 Jan onwards

For more information, click here.

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Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 8 Dec 2023