Plethora of Manchester researchers to appear at Bluedot Festival


The University's Jodrell Bank Observatory aims to embed science as a normal part of our culture. One of the ways it is doing this is via this year's Bluedot festival - named after iconic scientist Carl Sagan's ‘pale blue dot’ refererence to Earth.

The festival invites you to camp out under the stars and to explore a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film. Bluedot’s mission is to entertain and inspire through a weekend of ground breaking encounters, including performances, DJ sets, comedy, talks, workshops and live experiments.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the Star Field – a space jam-packed with scientists from the University of Manchester showcasing their research to the festival attendees. You will discover a world of wonder and discuss the latest discoveries, with tents and stalls packed with displays and interactions for all ages.

The following groups from the University will be part of the Star Field:

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