First Light Pavilion listed in Guardian's 10 new UK attractions for day trips and short breaks

25
Mar
2022

"The Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries literally and figuratively, bring global and personal stories of humanity and inhumanity, into the light." - Museums and Heritage Awards judges

Designed by Casson Mann, the First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank appears in the Guardian's 10 new UK attractions for day trips and short breaks.

"A 76 metre-diameter, grass-topped pavilion is opening at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this summer. The £21.5m subterranean First Light Pavilion is inspired by the Lovell Telescope and is designed to act like a giant sundial. Inside, interactive elements allow visitors to experience a meteor shower, drive a steerable radio telescope and launch a digital Sputnik. A Space Dome will show films about the universe and displays will tell the history of the site – the earliest radio astronomy observatory still in existence – and there will be guided tours."

The First Light Pavilion opens on 4th June 2022.

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First Light Pavilion
Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
First Light Pavilion
Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
First Light Pavilion
Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
Opening soon
First Light Pavilion
Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
Opening soon