3-5 April 2019
Europe/London timezone

Arriving and Parking

Arriving at the SKA Headquarters

The SKA History Conference will be held at the new SKA Global Headquarters based at Jodrell Bank Observatory.

SKA Organisation
Jodrell Bank
Lower Withington
Cheshire, SK11 9DL, UK

(Consult Google maps) If you are arriving by car/taxi you will need to enter the Jodrell Bank Site through the South Entrance to reach SKAO HQ. The South Entrance is a minor road that turns off from the A535.

When approaching Jodrell from the Manchester direction, you will first see a sign for Jodrell Bank going off to the right along Bomish lane, and a sign for the “SKA Staff entrance” indicating you should continue along the A535. Do not take the Bomish Lane  turnoff. After a further one mile on the A535, you will enter a 30 mph zone and shortly thereafter you’ll see a second sign for the "SKA Staff" entrance pointing to the minor road to the right which you should take. At the security barrier, the code to get through the barrier is:  #1975. The same code is needed to exit the JBO site.

When approaching from the Cranage Hall hotel direction, join the A535 at Twemlow Green and after about 1.5 miles take the minor road to the left indicated by the “SKA staff” sign to reach SKAO HQ. Security code as above.  

Once through the barrier, follow the one-way road to the SKA Headquarters which is the large building to the left as you go round the Green. The South Entrance is further indicated on the map below:

Parking at SKA Headquarters

Once you have arrived at the SKA Headquarters, there is parking available in the main car park, and also spaces around the side of the building.

If the main car park is full, there is further parking in the overflow car park on the other side of the Jodrell Bank green back in the direction you just came from, indicated by a “P” sign.. From the overflow car park it is a short 2 minute walk along a pedestrian path to the headquarters.


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