Jodrell Bank Project Completed

August 6, 2015

Techniquest’s workshop and design teams recently worked closely with Jodrell Bank Observatory to design, manufacture and install a new exhibition for the Observatory that focussed on the life cycle of stars and the search for alien life.

We worked closely with Jodrell Bank’s visitor centre team to create a range of exhibits and scenography that included original interactive concepts as well as variations of existing exhibits to help best portray the centre’s themes of astronomy and cosmology.

The exhibits give visitors a hands-on experience in which they investigate a range of fundamental principles including plasma discharges, spectroscope emissions, using sound to create complex patterns in liquids, gravitational attraction and the methods used to hunt exoplanets orbiting distant stars.

The entire design, content development, manufacture and installation process was managed and completed to a very tight schedule of just eight weeks while the exhibition has been extremely well received since the installation.


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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

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    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

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