20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory


Observe, explore and experiment with iconic science speakers and cutting-edge researchers

The ultimate weekend of science and exploration returns to the iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire…

Enjoy keynote talks from the biggest names in space exploration, physics, biology and environmentalism, discuss the latest discoveries with scientists and researches at our extensive science fair, and explore and experiment with hands-on science, workshops and much more!

Science comes to life at bluedot, with previous headline speakers like Brian Cox, Helen Sharman, Tim Peake, European Space Agency’s Libby Jackson and Monica Grady filling our 4,000-capacity Mission Control arena, plus exclusive live link-ups with the team on RRS David Attenbrough (also known as Boaty McBoatface) and Jill Tarter, the inspiration behind Jodie Foster’s character Ellie in the sci-fi classic Contact. Across the site exhibitors, workshops and live shows bring science to families, with the likes of British Antarctic Survey, Chester Zoo and the University of Manchester hosting special sessions.


Helen Sharman [First British astronaut] · James Burke [Presenter, BBC Apollo 11 1969] · Brian Cox · Libby Jackson [UK Space Agency] · Liz Bonnin · Dallas Campbell · Chris Lintott · Jim al-Khalili · Tom Shakespeare · Dr David Nutt · Tim O’Brien · Teresa Anderson

Liz Bonnin, 2019
Helen Sharman, 2019
James Burke and Dallas Campbell, 2019
Tim Peake, 2022
Brian Cox with Teresa Anderson, 2022