VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Jodrell Bank added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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Release date: 7/7/2019

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Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The observatory becomes the 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK and joins the prestigious list alongside international sites such as Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Jodrell Bank, owned by The University of Manchester, is famous as the home of the Lovell Telescope, the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope. Completed in 1957, the dish was the largest of its kind anywhere in the world until 1973 and was the catalyst for the construction of many other large scale satellite dishes.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/jodrell-bank-added-to-unesco-world-heritage-list/

Covered in multiple international, national and local outlets, including: Wired, BBc Breakfast, BBC NW Tonight, ITV News, Sky News.

Media coverage

TitleUNESCO World Heritage Site
Media name/outletBBC Radio 2
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/07/19
DescriptionCoverage for Jodrell Bank’s new status as a UNESCO World Heritage site has continued across the media, with the site now listed among the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and Pyramids of Giza. Professor Tim O'Brien spoke to Jeremy Vine on his BBC Radio 2 show and listeners were invited to phone-in to share their memories of visits to the observatory.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0006m5r
PersonsTimothy O'Brien
TitleJodrell Bank Observatory becomes world heritage site
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/07/19
DescriptionJodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, which has been at the forefront of astronomical research for decades, has been added to the Unesco world heritage list.

The observatory, which is owned by the University of Manchester, joins historic sites such as Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal on the list.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/07/jodrell-bank-observatory-becomes-world-heritage-site
PersonsTeresa Anderson
TitleJodrell Bank observatory is named a Unesco World Heritage site - putting it on par with Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal
Media name/outlethttps://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/jodrell-bank-added-to-unesco-world-heritage-list/
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/07/19
DescriptionThe Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been named a Unesco World Heritage site - putting it on par with Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

The Cheshire observatory, which is owned by the University of Manchester, has been at the forefront of astronomical research for decades.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7221877/Jodrell-Bank-observatory-named-Unesco-World-Heritage-site-putting-par-Taj-Mahal.html
PersonsTeresa Anderson, Nancy Rothwell, Brian Cox
TitleJodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/07/19
DescriptionJodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race.

The site in Cheshire is part of the University of Manchester. It is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.

It joins the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon and other locations that have been added to the prestigious list.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48893080
PersonsTeresa Anderson