Bluedot Festival 2019

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Bomish Lane, Macclesfield, United Kingdom

18 - 21 Jul 2019



Bluedot is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

18 - 21 Jul 2019
United Kingdom
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Bomish Lane, Macclesfield
Age restrictions
All ages
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2019-03-21 18:00:47
Essential viewing from New Order, taken from their new TRANSMISSIONS video series. In episode #1, Bernard talks about learning how to sing in order to record 'Movement'. Watch in full here –

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2019-03-20 18:30:03
bluedot 2019 will be launching into the stratosphere in t-minus 120 days

BD19: Liz Bonnin

2019-03-18 19:00:00
Factual presenter Liz Bonnin reveals the full scale of the plastic pollution problem across our oceans and how science can offer solutions in her 'Problem With Plastics' DotTalk at bluedot 2019. Secure your weekend ticket for just £59 deposit, then pay the rest by 1 May.

FESTIVAL: What to expect from Bluedot | MCR Live - Blog

2019-03-16 11:00:01
“bluedot has always been a festival that pushes the boundaries in terms of creating memorable and exciting experiences.” MCR Live previews bluedot 2019

SFTOC x bluedot

2019-03-15 12:00:01
We’re over the moon that we’ve selected Gabe Gurnsey and SpeakmanSound to play Sounds From The Other City this year on Sunday 5 May, to help them celebrate their 15th year. See you there!

2019-03-14 12:06:12
To celebrate Stephen Hawking's life-long achievements within the science world, we have teamed up with Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester to give away five copies of his final book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' - an absorbing posthumous book. For the chance to win a copy, tell us which of his theories you find the most fascinating and why. Winners to be revealed Friday evening.

Tamsin Edwards: The Language of Ice and the Fingerprints of Fire

2019-03-13 11:51:40
Did you catch Tamsin Edwards' DotTalk at #BD18? She explored the beauty, contradictions and surprises of ice and fire in the natural world. Watch it back in full this evening. She returns this year to discuss the importance of astronomy for understanding our place in the Universe, utilising light-detection technology in telescopes to discover new phenomena.

Libby Jackson: A Galaxy of Her Own

2019-03-12 19:00:18
UK Space Agency's Libby Jackson discussed her book 'A Galaxy of Her Own' at #BD18, containing inspirational stories of women who have been fundamental in space exploration. Watch her DotTalk back in full tonight. She returns to bluedot this July to share the amazing details of our lunar story - past achievements, current activities and the plans for the next decades.

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2019-03-12 10:41:51 July 2019.

Jim Al-Khalili: Does Life Need Quantum Mechanical?

2019-03-11 19:01:01
To celebrate British Science Week, we'll be giving you the chance to watch back some of the most captivating DotTalks from bluedot 2018 all week. Last year, academic physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili explored one of the most powerful and successful theories in all of science, quantum mechanics. Watch back his full DotTalk, ahead of him returning to bluedot in July.