Bluedot 2019 Festival Special

Radio Astronomy goes live from the Bluedot 2019 festival, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Kraftwerk performing at the Bluedot Festival 2019. Credit: Lucas Sinclair

The team return to Jodrell Bank in Cheshire for a weekend of science and music at Bluedot 2019.


We speak to Prof Tim O’Brien about the important astronomy undertaken by the Lovell Telescope and the legacy of Apollo 11.


Filmmaker Chloë Penman discusses the incredible history of Jodrell Bank Observatory and ‘Dr Space Junk’ Alice Gorman tells us about the human artefacts left behind by our exploration of the Solar System.