22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

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Watch highlights of John Grant from bluedot 2019

Enjoy ‘Pale Green Ghost’ and ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ from his set live from bluedot 2019, ben…

Alt-J’s classic bluedot headline set from 2017

We welcomed alt-J to close bluedot 2017 with a spellbinding performance and an insane, intergal…

Unkle – Live at bluedot 2018

An extraordinary headline appearance from James Lavelle and co. Watch it back in full now.

bluedoc: Iluminos Telescope Projections

We celebrate 50 years to the day since the Moon Landing at bluedot 2019. We’ve invited telescope pro…

2019: Sunday Highlights

The phenomenal final day on our bluedot 2019 exploration with an extraordinary closing set from New…

Dallas Campbell: A7-L – How To Make A Spacesuit

Watch back Dallas Campbell’s stellar DotTalk exploring the story behind Neil Armstrong’s…

Libby Jackson: UK Goes to the Moon

UK Space Agency’s Libby Jackson shared the amazing details of our lunar story at bluedot 2…

Jim Al-Khalili: Sunfall

Renowned theoretical physicist, broadcaster and author Professor Jim Al-Khalili explored the cutting…

Jon Hopkins [Highlights]

Transport back to Jon Hopkins spectacular live set with a snippet from bluedot 2019.

Jeff Forshaw: Our Quantum Universe

Professor of theoretical particle physics Jeff Forshaw provides an introduction to what quantum phys…

Ben Stappers: The Best Clocks in the Universe, Pulsars

How do you use pulsars to weigh the Moon and the planets in the solar system? Find out in Ben Stappe…

Daniel Miller [DJ Set]

A stellar mix of techno from Daniel Miller, the brain behind Mute Records, soundtracked our Orbit St…

Sally Cooper: Spinder: A Dating App for Pulsars

Pulsar hunter Sally Cooper took our bluedot audience on a tour of the Galaxy and to see what starry…

‘MegaStructure’ by Marcus Lyall

Drawing inspiration from this hypothesized alien architecture, Marcus Lyall’s new work – MegaS…

‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ by Addie Wagenknecht

Discover the process and inspiration behind Addie Wagenknecht’s ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ telesco…

bluedoc: Daito Manabe – COSMOS Residency [Part 1]

Renowned Japanese artist Daito Manabe delivered a unique projection-mapped artwork at bluedot 2017.…

bluedoc: Daito Manabe – COSMOS Residency [Part 2]

In 2017, our intergalactic festival of discovery saw renowned Japanese artist Daito Manabe deliver a…

bluedoc: Brian Eno Telescope Installation

The legendary British music pioneer developed a new piece of work, specifically for bluedot 2016, in…

THE BLUEDOT MISSION

To inspire and entertain.
To explore the frontiers of human advancement.
To celebrate science and the exploration of the universe.
To explore collaborations in science, culture, art and technology.
To highlight the fragility of planet Earth.

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”