Kielder Observatory, Kielder

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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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  • Great visit started with a drive up an ice and snow covered road in our land rover in convoy with the site vehicle's. The tour around the observatory was fantastic which was made better with the clear...  more »
  • Superb location for stargazing IF the weather is bright and clear, otherwise disappointing. Some of the talks are way too academic for some with delivery a little stilted. The general stuff is interes...  more »
  • This place was great we went to the family astronomy which was really fun but we went when it was cloudy which was a shame but it wasn’t too bad because they showed us all the equipment and how it wor...  more »
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  • Great little observatory, good viewing subject to weather conditions. Very enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Lovely hot chocolate. Worth a visit if you want to see and learn a bit about our universe.
  • This place blew my mind. We got lucky with a clear night, but what a fantastic experience. The staff are awesome. Make sure you wrap up warm though. You're pretty much outside, late at night
  • The staff here are really friendly and informative. Any questions we had they went out of their way to explain. Would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in stars to go at some point.
  • What an absolute privilege. Cannot praise the staff and volunteers enough. My children and I travelled 8 hours from Dover Kent to visit here. It was worth every minute and every penny 😄
  • We arrived for the first ever time there and were having a look around. View is amazing! A young attendant opened the door so we when to look in to be told we could not come in unless we had booked on the Internet. We were then told we were not allowed to stay on site because we had not booked. Nice place shame about the staff!

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