Watch the Skies! 2001 & Alien Screenings at Jodrell Bank Preview

This weekend see the launch of the first ever large-scale outdoor cinematic event at Jodrell Bank Observatory, home to one of the largest radio telescopes in the world, and the UK centre for research in pulsars and space exploration.

Watch the Skies! will capture man-kinds drive to explore and exploit new frontiers, featuring classic science fiction films screened under the night sky, alongside two exclusive world premieres and commissions from Soup Collective and Oneohtrix Point Never.

From the early evening there will be sci-fi centered Science Fair, delivered by the astrophysicists native to Jodrell Bank and specialists from The University of Manchester, followed by a series of stunning audiovisual projections onto the legendary Lovell telescope before our spectacular outdoor cinema takes centre stage.

Working with our partners at Jodrell Bank and Live from Jodrell Bank Transmissions we’ll create an unforgettable night for all you cult film fanatics and science fiction lovers.

Fri 3 Oct
2001: A Space Odyssey plus AV sets and talks

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey, accompanied by an AV commission from Soup Collective (which will projected onto the Lovell telescope) and exhibitions on the space race from the team at The Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank.

Visit the event page for Friday here.

Sat 4 Oct
Alien plus Magnetic Rose ft. Oneohtrix Point Never

Saturday concludes with Ridley Scott’s Alien, a world premiere live soundtrack for Koji Morimoto’s Magnetic Rose by Oneohtrix Point Never and expect counter arguments to the “no one can hear you scream in space” strapline from Alien with talks on sound in space from the team at Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank.

Visit the event page for Saturday here.


Watch the Skies! is curated by Abandon Normal Devices and produced in partnership with Jodrell Bank and Live from Jodrell Bank Transmissions and funded with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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