Bluedot 2023 review

When you’re on the way to Blue­dot, that first glimpse of the Lovell tele­scope is always a ‘wow’, moment. There it stands, on the Cheshire plain, com­muning with the plan­ets and deep space. Our con­duit to the stars and beyond. No won­der that Blue­dot, the fes­ti­val that has grown up around this beau­ti­ful struc­ture has…

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Bluedot 2023 photo gallery Saturday & Sunday

On Sat­ur­day and Sun­day: HENGE, Space Parade, Pic­tish Trail, Tinari­wen, TVAM, Mary in the Junk­yard, Dry Clean­ing. Mag­gie Aderin-Pocock gave a talk at Mis­sion Con­trol. Chris Hawkins with his wife Clare Nasir inter­viewed pho­tog­ra­ph­er Max Alexan­der and talked about near-space sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Music: Tele­man, Lava La Rue, Nihilox­i­ca, Young Fathers and Grace Jones Click here for photos…

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Bluedot 2023 photo gallery Thursday & Friday

Blue­dot 2023. Thurs­day evening – Max Richter and the BBC Con­cert Orches­tra open blue­dot Fes­ti­val 2023 with a spe­cial Unclas­si­fied Live, host­ed by Eliz­a­beth Alk­er.  Fri­day – Lovell, Orbit and Neb­u­la stages. Talks and work­shops plus Man­ches­ter Uni­ver­si­ty’s sci­ence stalls. Shaun Keav­e­ny on the Notes stage.  Click here for pho­tos of Sat­ur­day and Sun­day  Lead pho­to: KC…

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Bluedot celebrates 60 years of Doctor Who

Jodrell Bank Obser­va­to­ry is renowned in Whov­ian lore hav­ing pro­vid­ed the back­drop to the fourth Doctor’s tran­si­tion to the fifth (when Tom Bak­er hand­ed the role over to Peter Davi­son in 1982) with the icon­ic Lovell Tele­scope becom­ing the Pharos Project Radio Tele­scope from which the fourth Doc­tor fell, trig­ger­ing his regen­er­a­tion. Almost as impor­tant as the TARDIS…

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Bluedot 2023 Late Night electronic lineup announcement

Blue­dot fes­ti­val announce a spe­cial late-night pro­gramme cul­mi­nat­ing on Sun­day when Max Coop­er and MESH are to pre­miere a unique A/V sound­scape, with accom­pa­ny­ing bespoke pro­jec­tions on the 50-metre Lovell tele­scope. Groove Arma­da were just one of the head­lin­ers last year using the tele­scope to beam awe-inspir­ing pro­jec­tions over the site (pho­to above). Here’s the plan,…

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Bluedot 22 photo gallery Sunday

Dr Mag­gie Aderin-Pocock­’s talk at Mis­sion Con­trol; music from Sea Pow­er, The Bug Club, Orlan­do Weeks, W H Lung and A Cer­tain Ratio. And some inven­tive out­fits…Check out our Fri­day and Sat­ur­day pho­to gallery here Blue­dot Fri­day and Sat­ur­day pho­to gallery 

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Bluedot 2022 festival review

Since its first year in 2016, Blue­dot has carved out a unique place in the fes­ti­val land­scape, curat­ing a music line­up that can rival any oth­er gath­er­ing. But it also offers some­thing spe­cial – a win­dow into the world of sci­ence and space. Talks and work­shops are giv­en by some of the top names in…

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Bluedot festival 2022 full science programme

Head­ing the bill for the blue­dot 2022 sci­ence pro­gramme are astro­naut Tim Peake, physi­cist Jim-Khalili, Mon­i­ca Grady, Sheena Cuick­shank and Pro­fes­sor Chris Lin­tott.  After beat­ing 8000 appli­cants to be select­ed as a Euro­pean Space Agency astro­naut, Tim Peake spent sev­er­al years in inten­sive train­ing final­ly join­ing the crew of the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion in 2015…

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Review: Bluedot 2019: a space celebration

If the sci­en­tists at Jodrell Bank could put their col­lec­tive heads togeth­er, it would be per­fect if they could find a way of tele­port­ing us back to the fields of Blue­dot in order to do the fes­ti­val all over again. That way it might be pos­si­ble to expe­ri­ence the stuff you’d missed first time round.…

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