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Kielder Observatory, Kielder

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Must see · Observatory · Museum
Let this astronomy public outreach center take you on a tour of the universe. Kielder Observatory is an ideal place for stargazing, as it is situated in an area with one of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK. Attend one of their evening events, suitable for people with all levels of astronomy knowledge and experience. Listen to a lecture in the classroom next to the log burning fire, have a cup of coffee with other interested individuals, and gaze up at the cosmos with one of the observatory’s telescopes. Booking for the events is essential. Check the observatory’s website for a list of things you should bring with you, such as warm clothes. To visit Kielder Observatory and other attractions in Kielder, use our Kielder online visit planner.
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  • Fantastic experience to see the darkest skies in Europe and some of the stars close up through the giant telescopes. All the staff were knowledgeable and very keen to pass on their enthusiasm for...  more »
  • We had a fantastic night at the Kielder Observatory in a Dark Skies star gazing event. The team were welcoming and informative and the arrangements were slick and practised so that the most was made.....  more »
  • Bought a £50 voucher then lock down occurred. We were told to “stay local” by the govt. Now Keilder Observatory are saying they were open for a few weeks here and there and I didn’t use it? How would....  more »
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  • Fantastic evening, amazing staff and they showed us many objects In the night sky in particular the Andromeda Galaxy! It was an almost clear night.Took our scouts here and the staff were brilliant. Very friendly, knowledgeable and will to spend the time explaining things to them.
  • This was one of the best experiences I have had in a very long time. Intellectually Stimulating in every way possible. The work they are doing is amazing. I wish them more accolades & better research funding in the future. Shout out to Natasha. She took a quick tour on cosmology & explained how the telescope works. The other 2 guys were equally good. They were so patient with the kids & answered every question thrown at them. I am definitely coming back. I am hooked!
  • Took our scouts here and the staff were brilliant. Very friendly, knowledgeable and will to spend the time explaining things to them. The observatory is great, even though we went when it was cloudy there was plenty to see.
  • Massively interesting talks, beautiful location. All the folk there know their stuff and are keen to share their knowledge. Fantastic value for money... The time just flew by.
  • Fantastic evening, amazing staff and they showed us many objects In the night sky in particular the Andromeda Galaxy! It was an almost clear night. Highly recommend and will return myself.

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