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Manchester Evening News JULY 24, 2016 - by Jon Macpherson
SPECTACULAR PROJECTION SHOW BY LEGENDARY MUSIC PIONEER BRIAN ENO LIGHTS UP BLUEDOT FESTIVAL
Legendary music pioneer Brian Eno treated seven thousand revellers using the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank
A spectacular live artwork show by legendary music pioneer Brian Eno has lit up the first Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank.
More than seven thousand revellers were treated to the unique light and projection display using the Lovell Telescope at Cheshire the observatory.
Inspired by the highest point above the observer's horizon that can be attained by any celestial body, the Lovell Telescope is in the Zenith position during the festival, tracking the cosmos as it drifts overhead.
Jodrell Bank astronomers including associate director Tim O'Brien will use the telescope to gather live data which will be incorporated into Eno's work.
Bluedot, which is running at the cutting edge science station this weekend, is an intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space.
The eclectic line-up also includes Underworld, Jean-Michel Jarre, Beth Orton, and French electronic duo Air who will introduce a screening of Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902), the world's first ever sci-fi film, with a new soundtrack they have recorded for it.