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Jodrell Bank observatory has won £12m funding for new visitor centre at the famous Cheshire telescope

How the visitor centre at Jodrell Bank will look. Photo: University of Manchester.

Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire has been awarded £12million pounds of Heritage Lottery funding.

The money will be used to develop the site around the radio telescope into a visitor centre.

It will chart the heritage of space exploration and modern astrophysics.

The Lovell telescope in Cheshire, part of the University of Manchester, is a Grade-One Listed building.

Construction of the famous Lovell telescope in the 1950s. Credit: University of Manchester.