5 reviews of Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre in English
If you like science, astromomy and space telescopes this is pretty interesting and has a lot of historical connections with NASA’s Apollo programme.
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Jodrell Bank Telescope is a lovely subject to photography. A great place to photograph is from the A535 at Lower Withington with a setting sun behind the telescope. If you enjoy digital photography and would like to get the most our of your camera please visit http://www.creamphotoworkshops.com/ for details of DSLR ONE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS and shoot like a professional in just one day.
Jodrell Bank is a very good day out, if you enjoy stargazing and astronomy etc. However i’ve found some of my visits have been ruined by school trips comng when 90% of the children couldnt care less and instead spend the whole time tearing around ruining the experience for everyone else.
You can see the largest satellite from all around on the cheshire plain, and its nice to see its position change from day to day.
The potential for an eductaional visit is great as the information is posted clearly, with good demonstrations, but i do find this is all a bit of waste when you get the school trips with no wish to learn anything, although i suppose this says more about the schools and teachers than jodrell bank itself, which is a very good day out.
Living fairly close to Jodrell bank, we tend to visit fairly regularly! It is a great place for the kids, who enjoy seeing the telescope in its many varied positions - they love it if it moves while we are stood next to it! We all enjoy playing in the grounds. The aboretum is beautiful - and usually not too busy, with great and fun educational displays for children (and adults!). We always enjoy a trip into the planetarium and we find it usually generates good discussions about life and the universe afterwards! The shop is fun for kids, and while enticing with all it’s stock, the stock is reasonably priced, and there is always something fun for the kids to spend some pocket money on. We haven’t yet enjoyed the cafe, although it looks very inviting!
It is well worth a visit.
jodrell bank is in the heart of the cheshire countryside & is home to the world famous lovell radio telescope since 1957. there is an exhibition room, an observational pathway around the telescope & a 3d theatre for a journey to mars! aswell as technology there is a space cafe & a shop.
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