"A new initiative offers an immersive trip into the extraordinary heritage of Cheshire’s Unescolisted Jodrell Bank observatory – and even allows visitors to crawl into a black hole"
"Last weekend brought the opening of the site’s First Light Pavilion, a dome-shaped building mirroring the shape and scale of the all-seeing-eye telescope. It hosts the permanent exhibition, “The Story of Jodrell Bank”, a social-history journey in six chapters from the lo-fi origins of the site to the present day."
"Featuring archive material and personal memorabilia from the Lovell family, it celebrates the way Jodrell Bank crosses over from science to heritage. The exhibition complements activities in the other pavilions, which focus more on the science behind stars, explaining concepts such as pulsars, quasars, and the Big Bang."
"Most moving of all is a solitary standard lamp next to a portrait of Lovell with an audio diary in which the founding director describes devoting his life to science."
"The heart of the new exhibition is a control desk for hands-on practice at driving a radio telescope, while other interactive displays include a chance to experience a meteor shower and crawl into a black hole."
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