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…

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…

Tamsin Edwards: Polar Thinking

Tamsin Edwards tells the real story of climate science in her captivating ‘Polar Thinking’ DotTalk a…

Jon Hopkins [Highlights]

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

Interview: Henge

We took some time with bluedot’s favourite outer space beings, Henge, to see how they perceive…

Interview: Libby Jackson

Discover what UK Space Agency’s Libby Jackson would send into space, her feelings about the Apollo 1…

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…

Interview: GoGo Penguin

What did Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin want to send into space? Find out more i…

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.”