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…

Hot Chip

Beam back to Hot Chip’s stellar Friday night headline set from bluedot 2019. Watch their full p…

Interview: New Order – Stephen Morris

New Order drummer and previous Joy Division member Stephen Morris joins us for a backstage interview…

Interview: New Order – Bernard Sumner

New order vocalist and found member of Joy Division Bernard Sumner joins us for a backstage intervie…

James Burke & Dallas Campbell: Moon Landings

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, author & TV presenter Dallas Campbell joined us in c…

Eamonn Kerins: What Does It Take To Leave Our Planet

Astrophysicist Eamonn Kerins shared some of the latest research on the study of exoplanets at bluedo…

Chris Lintott: Weird Worlds

Discover how you can help find planets around other stars in the night sky with BBC Sky At Night’s C…

Monica Grady: 1969 And All That

Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, Monica Grady, explores the numerous iconic events wh…

Katherine Joy: The Science of the Moon

Katherine Joy explored how our knowledge from space missions and laboratory…

Alice Gorman: Dr Space Junk

Alice Gorman, aka Dr Space Junk, reveals that space is not as empty as we may think in her captivati…

‘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.”