- The observatory has been selected as the next UK candidate to go forward
- Is home to the iconic Lovell radio telescope and was established in 1945
- More than 185,000 people visit Jodrell Bank’s Discovery Centre each year
It is Britain’s most famous observatory, where scientists have spent 60 years searching the skies for signals from outer space.
But yesterday it emerged that Jodrell Bank in Cheshire is bidding to stand alongside India’s Taj Mahal and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as one of the most important places on earth.
The observatory, which is home to the iconic Lovell radio telescope, is hoping to be named a World Heritage Site.
It has been selected as the next UK candidate to go forward for nomination to Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in January.